If you are in the area I highly recommend this tour. Keep in mind it is a small museum with light visitation, so it is always wise to call in advance to make sure a tour is available when you need it. There are so many gorgeous houses in the neighborhood; I always wondered what it would have been like to see one in its original grandeur. This is about as close as you are going to get. It has been selectively restored, meaning that certain rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom were omitted from the restoration. The rest is done very nicely. I took the tour with a friend of mine who is a carpenter, and even he was stunned by the amount of time that was spent on some of the wood work inside the house. Some of the furniture and display pieces belonged to the occupants. Amazingly, the floors are original, and they are spectacular. There is a different parquet pattern in most of the rooms. An intimate tour of this place for 10 bucks a head is well worth the price of admission. As other reviewers have said, you may get a tour from a family member of one of the original owners.
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