I visited this site recently with my family for a special event. We had a blast! Not only did my kids learn about an important, but little known part of our history, but they also had fun - not an easy thing to do with history and kids these days! They recently installed a great exhibit on the history of the telegraph, and communications through to modern times, and my kids had a blast. They got to interact with a video done in a somewhat Monty Python-esque style on the original demonstrations of the telegraph at Speedwell. They were enjoying it so much! There is also a video timeline, audio interaction and so many "please touch me" type exhibits. We were initially there for a hands-on program for kids, but picked up flyers about upcoming programs that include an mid-19th century funeral program (held at night!), and a Civil War holiday program that looks like a lot of fun. We can't wait to go back! We spent a couple of hours there, and I can imagine spending even more time for these events. I absolutely recommend it for families or indivduals, and the price is right for the amount of history and entertainment you receive!!
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