The docent gave us a relaxed tour of the first floor and then suggested we take a look in the basement at the "real kitchen" before going upstairs to look around. Steps to the basement are narrow and steep, but led to an open room with an enormous cooking fireplace. It was nice to freely roam through the upstairs rooms and explore at our own pace. The booklets in each room provided detailed information about the rooms and their furnishings. When we came back to the main level, the docent took us outside to see the bake house and the smoke house next to the garden. We rather enjoyed this more relaxed tour of an historical site.