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Review of Estate Whim Museum

Estate Whim Museum
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Owner description: Estate Whim has long been known for its colonial-era Great House, slave quarters, and mill factory complex; but much more can be found on the museum’s twelve acres. Various museum exhibits include My Granny House, the Living Museum, and rotating exhibits in the North and South Exhibit Halls. Also located on the museum’s grounds is the Research Library & Archives, where visitors can conduct genealogical and historical research and purchase photographs from our unique photograph collection.
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

The Whim plantation is a fascinating place in its own right but what made our experience truly memorable was our tour. We had our own personal tour when we arrived (the tours don't seem to be running on any particular schedule or maybe it was just a very slow day) and our guide filled it with lots of island trivia and lore. The narrated tour itself is just for the Great House and then visitors guide themselves through the rest of the grounds.

Our guide found us again after we returned from viewing the grounds and was explaining to us about the different kinds of trees, what they were used for traditionally, etc. Try to find the Bay leaves, they smelled really good!!

1  Thank julia7178
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a relaxing tour of an old plantation that explaines a lifestyle from long ago. Our tour guide was well spoken and very well informed. The antique furniture was interesting to see. it was well made considering there were only hand tools back then.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great island history. Be sure to check the entire grounds around the greathouse! I first visited Whim in about 1978. History stands still and true. The gift shop is quite small (and expensive) now but still worth a look-see.

2  Thank Pat8738
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

They are interesting things to see, good Guided tour for the inside of the Owners House (2 thumbs up to the guy who gave my tour). The fee of $10 is kinda high since the guided tour is only for the inside, while the outside is self guided.

3  Thank BCharlesMDRealtor
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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

We had such a great experience at the lawaetz museum that we were so excited to visit the whim. The place is nice and well preserved. The view magnificent but was so disappointed of the lady that was supposed to give us a tour. She didnt give us the history of the place or the family that owned it. We asked questions when we did our own tour she would just give us abrupt answer. She was busy talking on her cell phone. Probably it was an off day or she was. So relaxed because there were no other people there but we paid the admission so regardless that it was only us we deserve some information. I recommend that they hire staff the knows the history of the place and willing to entertain and inform the paying public

1  Thank Ricasworld
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