When you need a beach break, or to get away from the summer crowds, this is a wonderful place to go. The grounds are just beautiful, and there's plenty of shade when the sun is hot. We've been several times, the last being Memorial Day weekend during their rhododendron weekend, showcased hundreds of mature rhodies in a huge array of colors. Whenever you go, though, whatever is seasonally in bloom will be lovely. There's a maze that the children will enjoy, and I love the labyrinth.
There are a couple of permanent museum attractions and some changing exhibits. One of the permanent museum fixtures is an old time merry-go-round, which the kids will like to ride, and you will be impressed by the detail of these hand carved animals. In the past, they've had a exhibit that traced the timeline of merry-go-rounds, which I really loved. There's also a permanent classic car museum.
Worth the trip.
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