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The House at Winterthur

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“Each tour group consists of 10 people because only 10 fit in this elevator,” said our tour guide at Winterthur, a house museum featuring American decorative and fine arts in Wilmington, Delaware.  It’s six flights from the tour staging area to … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits at the Carlyle House

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I can be a tad (a tad?!, says my loving husband) selfish and obsessive when it comes to touring.  I have places to go and things to see.   No dillydallying.  No lollygagging. Dear old hubby is a lollygagger. So sometimes, … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh is not a Colony

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I’m learning that tourists are late risers and I’m often the only one on the first tour of the day.  So it didn’t surprise me when I found myself alone, waiting for the start of the 9AM tour of the … Continue reading

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Sunny London Town

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In 1823, Anne Arundel County moved its almshouse from downtown Annapolis to site on the South River about eight miles south of town.  On the site there already existed a large Georgian house, built between 1758 and 1764 by businessman William … Continue reading

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Yes, Another Plantation

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If I were to write a History Tourist romance novel, it might go something like this:  A beautiful foreign traveler tours a historic southern plantation.  She falls in love with the tour guide and he with her.  The tour guide turns out to be none … Continue reading

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Rule Britannia, Y’All

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The Virginia upper class of the early 20th century had a thing about England.  It had to do, according to Agecroft Hall’s application to the National Register of Historic Places, with industrialization and the perceived threat that the influx of central and … Continue reading

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Clifton Inn

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It must have been hard being Thomas Jefferson’s son-in-law. You might have been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, a U.S. congressman and governor of Virginia but history books will always start your entry with “…married to Thomas … Continue reading

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