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The Pennsylvania House

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My wife and I scheduled a visited for this museum. I was pleased to find this treasure in town. A... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Bellefontaine, Ohio
A gem for history

We went for a nice afternoon when it was decorated for Christmas. So interesting! I used to live... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Lake Worth, Florida
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Built in 1839, the Pennsylvania House was a popular and respected inn along the National Road. The 7000 square foot Federal-style structure was built using tenon and mortise construction. The Pennsylvania House has been included on the National...more
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1311 W Main St, Springfield, OH 45504-2815
+1 937-322-7668
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

My wife and I scheduled a visited for this museum. I was pleased to find this treasure in town. A lot of history. It is a guided tour. The button exhibit is an added pleasure. Thanks to the volunteers

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We went for a nice afternoon when it was decorated for Christmas. So interesting! I used to live here but never came here! Full of history. There were docents in every room with lots of information. Many artifacts from the 1800s. Well worth the 10$!!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

They are only open from 1 - 3 on Saturday & Sunday afternoons. The tour actually begins at around 1 pm and goes till about 2:45. So, please arrive on time for full tour, as this is the only tour given. It is not open...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Pat N, Guest Relations Manager at The Pennsylvania House, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Very pleased you enjoyed your tour at the Pennsylvania House Museum. Yes the museum is open from 1-3 but even if a patron were to show up at 2:45 we give them a full tour, its just that the doors are locked and no new...More

Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you like well maintained historic homes, this DAR tended gem is for you. Who would have thought that there would also be an extensive button collection? Docents can be requested for a more detailed and interesting experience.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Peru-love
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Excellent furniture and belongings to represent the interesting historic past this house has had. The DAR -Daughters of the American Revolution do a special Christmas decoration visit.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

Wonderful tour on a busy day. The house is packed with history and one tour on a busy day is not enough. I will go backMore

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Cherrymom
Management response:Responded October 13, 2015

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Pennsylvania House Museum. Yes it was a busy day and we appreciate each and every one of you who visited. On Dec 5 th we have our Christmas Open House you can take as long...More

Reviewed September 1, 2015

We drove down to Springfield after church and the docents allowed us to join a tour in progress, then gave just our family the portion of the tour we had missed. The structure has survived a fire, two renovations, and numerous uses over the years...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Paul S
Management response:Responded September 2, 2015

We at the PA House are so glad you enjoyed your tour. Thank you for mentioning that we are owned and operated by the DAR, run entirely by volunteers. The house is our pride and joy, we love sharing it with everyone.

Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the history of this inn. I was pleasantly surprised by the button collection, and I know it sounds crazy, but it was quite fascinating. Yes, buttons, and yes, fascinating!!!

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank ahcanupp
Management response:Responded September 2, 2015

Thank you for your kind words. I'm thrilled you loved the button room its a real source of pride for us.

Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a quiet gem that needs to be seen. This was the gateway to the west in the early 1800's The house is 1800's inn and of good size. There is a lot of furniture and other items to be seen. Our historical society...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Randy O
Management response:Responded September 2, 2015

Thank You for your kind words. We at the Lagonda Chapter DAR (owner and operator of the PA House) do our best to insure you have a great tour. You may be wondering why we are responding so late to this review. Well we now...More

Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I arrived on a Sunday, 10 minutes before the house closed for the day. We are from out of town so we could not come back another time. The Daughter of the American Revolution staff member and 2 other outstanding volunteers agreed...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank alliancemark
Management response:Responded September 2, 2015

Thank you for your kind remarks about the PA House...we think its something special too. Previously we did not have anyone in place to respond to reviews but social media demands we all move into the future or be left behind. So while the house...More

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