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A gem just a step away from commerce

The Madame Brett Homestead was built in 1709 and is the oldest structure around. On the national... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
wilmahawkins
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Beacon, New York
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Wonderful Historical House Tour

The Madam Brett Homestead is extremely well-maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2017
psr707070
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Michigan City, Indiana
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Worth a visit if interested in the history and have some time to browse the area. Good dingi in athe area as well.

Date of experience: December 2011
2  Thank Jim2525
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

The docent provided us with an interesting tour (about an hour) on a 2nd Saturday open house. The house is full of real history and artifacts, including items from the 1700's. The docent was friendly and energetic and knew a great deal about the house. We especially enjoyed when she pointed out on old maps how the city used to be. I also found of interest the stories about how Madam Brett was quite a business woman. It was kind of funny how the house has many items that were never part of the house's contents (such as the doll room) but people have donated because they are antiques and unique items. We learned that no-longer- needed keys were buried in the ground because they thought the iron was good for the soil. There was no air conditioning and steep stairs on a hot day. $5 fee.

Date of experience: September 2012
2  Thank LCHNJ
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Loved the tour guide. Funny, informative and friendly. The homestead was amazing. What a step back in history. Will go back for sure!!

4  Thank lakegeorgiegirl
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