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cynthia f
38 contributions
Friends
I have been here several times for afternoon tea. Yes, you must make reservations. The tea is simple, yet filling. The best part is the tour of the mansion.
As a northwest native, I was unaware of the rich history of the mansion and of the area. Fascinating. A great place to take guests from out of town.
Written August 27, 2018
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C S
Colorado Springs, Colorado67 contributions
A beautiful mansion that is currently being restored. Really can't beat the $5 admission price and it is clear the staff loves the mansion and its history. Restoration is currently underway on the ceilings - its kind of like an archeological dig since the restorers are removing 8 - 13 layers of paints to uncover the paintings hidden underneath. And then they are painstakingly restored. The ceilings that have already been restored are beautiful and I admit I was fascinated by being able to see the work underway - those rooms were also open. Beautiful woodwork throughout the house and a nice rose garden outside.
Written November 15, 2019
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Maria A
Stanwood, WA40 contributions
Friends
This was a cheap inexpensive way to learn a bit of history on a rainy afternoon. Everyone here was very informative from dress sizes, traveling across country, living conditions, and family history. I went during the holiday season and it was lovely to see the house with Christmas decorations. It is a short visit. 1-2 hours at the most. Don’t expect this will be a full day outing. My son was not interested at all, but he is a teenager.
Written April 13, 2019
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RICoups
Seattle, WA125 contributions
Our group enjoyed the atmosphere of this lovely Victorian home, particularly since it was all decorated for Christmas. Our tour guide was extremely informative and courteous. We even happened to be there at the same time as Evening Magazine was filming! My only critique would be the tea itself. It was all tasty, but the portions were quite small. I've been to several afternoon teas over the years and most of them have had quite a bit more volume and variety in the way of small sandwiches, scones and sweets.
Written February 1, 2019
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Maueritta M
Puyallup, WA14 contributions
I have lived in Puyallup for over 30 years and finally visited this mansion for a wedding. Interesting to see how they lived back in the day. When you hear the word Mansion you assume this huge place but it was quite smaller. It was fun having a wedding and reception here in one place and see the history of the founding family of Puyallup.
Written October 20, 2016
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Red6142
Mobile, AL31 contributions
Excellent structure with plenty of original furnishings. History of the area included in the tour. Great for people wanting to find out a bit about Puyallup, WA.
Written July 26, 2016
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revG777
Wausau, WI292 contributions
We stopped here on our way from Seattle to Mount Rainier. We were given a brief history of the house at the front door and then we were free to explore the house at our own pace. The house isn't huge, but there was more than enough to keep us interested for an hour. It was by far one of the least expensive places we visited in Washington.
Written June 26, 2016
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Sungron
Lacey, WA986 contributions
Friends
The mansion provides an interesting tour of an old house and its contents, but many of the exhibits are irrelevant to the original mansion. Unfortunately, the day we were there most of the downstairs rooms were cluttered with card tables and folding chairs in preparation for an upcoming memorial service. Their gift shop is pathetic. The docent who escorted us provided an excellent overview of the history of the mansion, but tended to get sidetracked on topics like the Oregon Trail. Not what we came for. By the time the tour was over most of us were glad to leave.
Written March 4, 2016
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Bryan_Jody
Swindon, UK237 contributions
Couples
It's a lovely house, but the people looking after it don't appear to be making each room to keep it how it originally was.

They had an only billiard table so they decided to put it in one of the guest bedroom in the first floor. Why, who knows.

Many of the other rooms did not make sense. Cabinets with odd items from that era. Not a true representation of the house.

This is all really surprising as the house is just over 100 years old and that they had someone who visited the house in the early 1900's, who passed away a few years ago, to assist them to what it used to look like.
Written August 26, 2015
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twinsmom070
Kirkland, WA243 contributions
Family
Our family has started touring many old mansions where ever we go. This one is just ok. Not because the house itself isn't "something" to see. But because it seemed to me the historical society in charge of it didn't think some things "through". I wish they would try to do more with the yard for starters. It isn't very attractive at all. The entrance for the museum is not at the "front door" where other entrances have been for mansions we have toured. Instead, it is the side door where carriages use to pull up. This would be fine, but you are very cramped going in this way because of an unnecessary cabinet/counter in the way. You are not allowed on the big porch in the front or through the beautiful front doors-sad. The house itself had a lot of historical society "stuff" laying all round-these were things they were getting together for a benefit or something (grab bags, etc.).But why it wasn't put away out of viewing, I am not sure. It was very distracting from appreciating the rooms. The overall restoration, or parts they had finished seemed ok. But from touring other mansions, it did not seem to be restored the way I assumed it would be. The billiard room upstairs seemed very out of place and disorganized, and the hallways seemed to be too cluttered with "stuff" in not an appealing way. And last, there were 2 working bathrooms in the house that were somewhat updated. I think they should consider building bathrooms "outside" in a carriage type house with the "extra" stuff in it, and keep the house more like it would of been in the day down to every last detail. I hope some of their members take a visit to Astoria, OR and see what they should strive for. Hopefully with time and money, more improvements will be made to make the visiting experience more joyful. Note to visitors: this house is not handicapped accessible due to the age of the house. Nor is it advisable to bring very young rambunctious children-nothing really for them to see or do except touch what they shouldn't or fall down the stairways that have banisters and railings MUCH lower than now-a-days (very easy for younger ones to fall over the stairs).
Written August 16, 2015
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