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Address: 400 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712-5705
Phone Number: +1 479-254-3870
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In 1875, Colonel Samuel West Peel built a marvelous villa tower Italiante...

In 1875, Colonel Samuel West Peel built a marvelous villa tower Italiante mansion on the outskirts of Bentonville, Arkansas. It was a working farmstead surrounded by 180 acres of apple trees. The Peel Mansion is an outdoor museum of heritage roses, perennials, and native plants. Various vignette gardens are interlaced among curvilinear walks and large shade trees creating a most appropriate setting for this great historic building of Northwest Arkansas.

Also on the site is the pre-Civil War Andy Lynch log cabin which serves as a gatehouse and Museum Store at the entrance to the grounds.

*Tours are available every hour on the hour.*

The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens offers a variety of event options - wedding ceremony and reception, rehearsal dinners, group luncheons and tours, as well as civic or corporate events. We have the perfect venue for your special event!

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We did a guided tour which is on the hour for $5 each. The guide was very knowledgeable and the history of the house was very interesting. The tour lasts around 25 minutes. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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okla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Guided tour is very cheap, and very informative such an interesting story. Would love to come back at different times of the year. They have different things going on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a guided tour which is on the hour for $5 each. The guide was very knowledgeable and the history of the house was very interesting. The tour lasts around 25 minutes. I would say that it's not suitable for small children.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We just had a visit to the Peel Mansion and was served a lovely Lunch. Food was good and so was the company.

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Sun City West Az
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This home was interesting and the guide made it even more interesting giving the story of Samuel Peel with some fun little antidotes. It's worth seeing and the tour takes about 1 hour.

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Nw Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We have visited the Peel Mansion a couple of times. Great place to see how folks lived in Bentonville many years ago. Staff is friendly and lots to look at. Be sure to ask questions...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We attended a wonderful birthday luncheon for a dear lady that is like my husband's 2nd mama. Nelle has been volunteering at Peel Mansion for 25 years. The room was beautifully decorated in white and pink. The grounds were immaculate. If you are traveling in the area, drop by and talk to Ms. Nelle for a little history tour of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you are interested in local history and have some extra time this museum is worth a visit. The house has been nicely restored and the family history is interesting. Although only the family history sets this restored home apart from many others one may visit it was interesting. The gardens are not as extensive as expected from reading about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Really nice to step way back in local time to see how well to do lived. Beautiful old place, well cared for.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Tour guides are knowledgeable. House isn't huge so it's a nice compact tour if you find yourself in Bentonville and you want to do something a little different. Make sure you poke around in the log cabin. Lots of local Arkansas-made items for sale. Ignore the fact it's in the middle of a Walmart parking lot. The house was here... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We arrived ready to tour the house but had to wait about 20 minutes for the next tour. The grounds are beautiful and they were setting up for a party at the time. We finally joined our group and entered the house. The docent was a charming woman who obviously loved the house a great deal but she wasn't trained... More 

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