...I can understand those that think it is way over priced.
My husband & I both are intrigued by music boxes & other musical contraptions.
Neither of us is nor has been involved in the music business.
We chose the 1hr, 1 floor tour with Richard. He was VERY knowledgeable not only about the history of the house (duplex) but the music "boxes".
We were very lucky to be the only 2 on this tour. October 7th 2012....it will close for the season in one week.
In reading several of the "poor" reviews I can understand that with many people on the tour one probably wouldn't get the same ability to see it all & hear the "stories" that go along with many of the items there.
Before we even left the first room (of three) the smallest & most wonderfully crowded with things...(all dusted by Richard)...Richard asked us if we had a further interest in something he didn't mention. Of course, we had several & he took the time to tell us all that we asked about. He wasn't hurried nor impatient. His stories were offered willingly. I'm sure when it's busy that would be a whole different story.
They DO offer a AAA discount which is the same as the senior discount meaning the $20 1hr tour was only $18. I say ONLY....but it's pricier that most museums in the area. (example, one block away at the corner of High St & Lee St the Castle tucker....also wonderful & less expensive)
There is SO much to feast ones eyes on it's almost overwhelming.
At the end, in the gift shop they had a 50% off sale...couldn't resist a small crystal piano that plays music, of course. We also bought 2 CD's of music box music. (I think the 50% off prices were what they should have been at the get-go....oh, well, we are happy campers anyway.)
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