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Horatio Colony Museum

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H.M.C wrote a review Sep 2019
65 contributions4 helpful votes
My friend and our children attended. The kids had fun the food was good. The museum was interesting but basically a rich guy who collected stuff.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Portraitofjazz wrote a review Apr 2019
Dublin, New Hampshire, United States36 contributions7 helpful votes
This history of this home, is very cool, totally unexpected some very interesting unique art work and collections.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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USMCRip wrote a review Sep 2018
Merrimack, New Hampshire1,422 contributions64 helpful votes
GPS has a hard time finding this place as it is on a one way street with no parking on the street. The church next door is where you are allowed to park. Check the hours on when this place is open before you go. The house is locked up and you ring the front doorbell to get the docent/director to let you in. Read about the history of the house before you get there and realize that this house/property was occupied from the 1700s until the mid 1950s. Yes it is a “monument” to one of the early founding families of Keene but the house and decorations look just like they did when the family lived there (move in condition). We throughly enjoyed our visit and the director was just a wealth of knowledge and super friendly. Loved our visit.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Carolinefx wrote a review Aug 2018
Keene, New Hampshire14 contributions1 helpful vote
The Horatio Colony house preserves the collection of a wealthy son of New England mill owners from his travels around the world a century ago. Lovely New England home and lots of interesting items.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Taylor Størmer wrote a review Jan 2018
Providence, Rhode Island66 contributions49 helpful votes
After a year, we thought that we would give this site a second chance on the strength of a terrific former guide who became a student of mine. Unfortunately, my first impressions were reinforced. On the face of it, this is an attractive historic site in a great New England town. The guide was knowledgeable and engaging and, for the most part, the building itself and the collections are of some aesthetic interest. But, in the end, this is one of those historic sites that makes one wonder "Why do they bother?" It's really a memorial to a rather quirky rich man who collected whatever his whims dictated, like andirons and paperweights, and then endowed a house museum to inflict them on generations of visitors. So this is a monument to a person who would never be remembered but for it. That's unfortunate because it has a lot else going for it -- except the main point. You're better off taking the time to pop just down the street for a quick bite to eat in the house where Henry David Thoreau's mother was born -- to parents who were loyalists in the American Revolution (it's now a Mexican restaurant).
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Date of experience: August 2017
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