This 1797 Federal style house is located in the Historic Norfolk Freeson District. Admission is free with the option of a free-will donation. Upon entering, guests are given the option of browsing independently or to tour the premis with a docent.....definitely agree to the docent in order to appreciate the history and personal stories that bring that era and the Meyer family alive. The majority of the furnishings are original--some artifacts would go unnoticed without an entertaining guide to ask probing questions and to link the history with the stories of the restsoration. Most notable, the discovery of the original 24 K gold leaf decoration adorning one of the first floor fireplaces, or the priceless Stuart portraits of Mr and Mrs Meyer! The history of the location of the original kitchen in the basement and why it was promptly moved outside and eventually connected to the house by an addition hit home, as I toured the house on one of those over 100 degree days! It was worth every drop of sweat!
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