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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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Great staff. Limited art.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2014
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Vienna, Virginia
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Vienna, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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911 attraction reviews
1,624 helpful votes 1,624 helpful votes
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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602 reviews 602 reviews
180 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 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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Rising Sun, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We took a trip into town on a Sunday afternoon in order to see this artist's work only to be disappointed since we were told most of his pieces were in Philadelphia! Good for them - bad for us. We saw a few of Demuth's early work and seeing that this museum used to be his home was interesting. He... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
42 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

The Demuth Museum is dedicated to developing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the art work and legacy of American modernist Charles Demuth. We learned that at age 6, the engaging and soon to be famous artist and his family moved to the Lancaster city, King Street home where he spent most of his lifetime. Demuth suffered from lameness and as... More 

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