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when can I move in!

beautifully kept home representing the glamour of the 50-60s. so many touches I have never seen... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2019
PatCincinnati
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Cincinnati
Hidden gem in downtown Sandusky

While visiting my son I needed something to keep myself occupied one day so this little gem won... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Lori F
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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Aug 1, 2019
“when can I move in!”
May 15, 2018
“Hidden gem in downtown Sandusky”
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

beautifully kept home representing the glamour of the 50-60s. so many touches I have never seen before. home and grounds are well kept. docent was informative. part of the ohio history connection

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PatCincinnati
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

While visiting my son I needed something to keep myself occupied one day so this little gem won. Admission is free but they will take donations and it's worth it. The home is full of not only Sandusky, Ohio history but US history as well....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lori F
Reviewed May 3, 2018

The tour guide was very knowledge. The tour lasted longer than anticipated (about an hour and 20 minutes). It was longer than I needed though.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This beautiful home gives wonderful insight into what life was like in the 1950's the home was built in 1840's but was moved and renovated so many of the furnishings have a more contemporary feel. A lovely docent from the historical society will give you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

My family of 4 (incl 2 teenagers) very much enjoyed our tour of the Cooke Dorn House. Our tour guide was so great! He knew the previous owners and had SO much knowledge about the house and the history of its many occupants over the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank wright1991
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited here on International Museum Day and loved the tour! Wow what a gorgeous array of decor. The house is stunning and loved the greenhouse too. Very informative staff. Thx :) There are only stairs so now you've been warned if you are in a...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank jakb1969
Reviewed August 5, 2015

The house dates to pre-civil war and is the 4th house constructed by Cooke, the father of Jay Cooke, who was essential to funding the Union cause. It changed hands only three times (once to his granddaughter), even changing location during the process. The last...More

Date of experience: August 2015
4  Thank Kathy M
Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a free museum. The house is just as it was when the last resident died in the 1990s. Mrs. Dorn wanted it preserved in the 1950s style from when it was remodeled and it has been kept this way. The volunteer tour guide...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank RNRVTraveler
Reviewed December 6, 2014

This home is lovely, inside and out. Looking at the outside, I imagined a much different interior than the Fifties theme I found inside. The tour guide, Ed, was amazing and provided an indepth overview of the property and furnishings inside the home. Well worth...More

Date of experience: November 2014
4  Thank TravelInspiredLiving
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