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“Closed, but could roam the grounds” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ben Lomond Manor House & Old Rose Garden

Ben Lomond Manor House & Old Rose Garden
Ranked #7 of 28 things to do in Manassas
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Owner description: The Manor House is known for its Federal architecture and its role as a hospital for Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Also notable is the garden, which features rose varieties developed before the 20th century.
New Paltz, New York
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65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Closed, but could roam the grounds”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Was closed in the early morning when I visited. Information kiosk with pamphlets told the story of the building and how it was a hospital during the battles of Bull Run/Manassas. Would have liked to vist inside. Hopefully on another trip.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Leelanau County, Michigan
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84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Catch this site on a Thursday - Saturday, when the red flag is posted outside the entrance. That signals the the interior is open for touring. The home exterior is attractive, but it was the rose garden that stole the show for me. I have never held rose blossums from a rose bush planted prior to 1781. But this rose garden has several. Not to mention the numerous rose bushes planted between 1800 - 1900. Living history.

Visited May 2012
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Penryn, California
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice for a school class”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I'd take my elementary class to visit although it is small. The new young guide was doing the best she could...I was her 2nd tour ever!

Visited June 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Hidden Gym”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

This is a great museum....unlike other house museums, everything is HANDS ON!!! Fantastic!

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Washington
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312 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

This small house is a gem. If you like history, and are interested in medicine, it is a must. Our guide, Mr. B. Backus was knowledgeable about this house, and naturally helpful in answering our questions, when he knew the answers [We have a way of stumping tour guides with our inquisitiveness.]. The house was used as a hospital, and the statistics surprised us and gave us a new perspective on the Battle of First Manassas. While our 4 year old did well, I recommend an older age group for most youngsters, unless very well behaved.
One could see the first floor and get the spiel with a wheelchair.

Visited May 2012
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