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“Interesting enough for a 10 minute stop” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Scale House

Scale House
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Interesting enough for a 10 minute stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

There's not much to the scale house. It's one room in a 18th century era building, with the scales that were used to weigh cargo being shipped out of St. Croix, and information on the walls regarding the history of the scales/building and also a bit oddly, the genealogy of Alexander Hamilton, who was from St. Croix. It makes a nice quick stop if you're a history buff.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Beaverton, Oregon
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Neat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Seemed to be open only now and then, but very cool and had some great info about the area and what went through there.

Visited June 2014
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's a quick stop and easy at this location to get a great understanding of the layout of the island during the height of the plantation years. Allow 15 minutes to enjoy this interesting place.

Visited February 2014
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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Small but a good building to check out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Sort of a building on the fort tour. I didn't think of it as different than the fort myself. I was staying at King Christian so it seemed almost right on the property of the hotel.

Visited February 2014
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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“It is a scale.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

This is sort of like visiting the real Plymouth Rock. It really isn't much to see, but is interesting if you are walking by. It contributes to understanding the history of the island, but I don't think you will be impressed.

Visited February 2014
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