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Address: 120 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: 717.299.9940
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Description: The life and works of artist Charles Demuth (1883-1935) can be explored by...
The life and works of artist Charles Demuth (1883-1935) can be explored by visiting the art museum housing his major works and the adjacent 18th-century buildings that were home to his family for five generations.
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Chance to see artist's home environment

Located in former home of Lancaster's most famous artist. Plan to visit in Summer when museum hangs more of his pieces. Interesting to see where Demuth and Georgia O'Keefe, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Allan S
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Located in former home of Lancaster's most famous artist. Plan to visit in Summer when museum hangs more of his pieces. Interesting to see where Demuth and Georgia O'Keefe, a frequent visitor, painted together. Admission by donation. Closed Mondays.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Did not know what to expect when we dropped in for a visit. Student art show was main display and it was good. Upstairs was a small showing of Demuth's work. Front door staff was very welcoming and helpful. Since there was no required admission it is a great value.

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Vienna, Virginia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The gal at the front desk was well informed, helpful and happy to see me. The small building was worth seeing. I swear I think I only saw 6 pieces of art from Demuth though! I wanted to see more!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Museum has a collection of paintings that they rotate. I didn't see any of Demuth's more famous and popular works. The museum is in his former residence, which is a nice touch. Gardens are pretty, too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Recently, the Levy Fishman Watercolor Group of Washington, DC was trying to decide upon a weekend destination that would be exciting enough to suitably mark the 30th anniversary of our painting together! It had to involve art, be located within a 2- to 3-hour drive of DC, and accommodate a member who was not very mobile. An old clipping torn... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great little museum about the life and works of the artist. Check out actual flower garden where he sought inspiration.. Easy to get in and out..no photography at all...While here you can see Demuth Tobacco Shop a American Landmark next store.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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15 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

One of the least informative and interesting museums we've ever been. We wasted our time but thankfully not money because it's free.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We have been to this simple home/museum many times and never tire of coming here. Demuth lived here with his mother and died of diabetes at age 51 in 1935. He used different settings in Lancaster for some of his paintings--buildings, factories, towers, chimneys. This free museum is operated by the Demuth Foundation (donations accepted) and is closed on Mondays.... More 

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Really small, low budget operation. Basically 2-3 small rooms. What's there is fine. And it only takes about 10-15 minutes to see everything.

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New York City, New York
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195 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

I stopped in hoping to see a few Demuths. Unfortunately there were only maybe 4 on display because they had a big show of another artist. I was quite disappointed but the house itself was interesting.

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