We went as a group and did it as an open house tour which means there were staff inside to answer questions, but weren't there to escort you room to room. We lucked out and ran into James, a tour guide, who was so passionate about this historic home that he was compelled to walk us through it and give us lots of background of each nook and cranny. He was an amazing story teller and although the house itself is unremarkable, his enthusiasm and obviously just being in such a prestigious home was an incredible experience. They have also come up with a clever way to remind visitors to not sit, touch or otherwise disturb things by including snarky remarks on cards, such as, not lying on a bed because you'll become part of the tour, or the chair may look comfortable, but it isn't. There are lots of interesting facts to be learned and it was a delight to participate in such a famous piece of history. One side note, there are stairs and no elevator, for obvious reasons, so keep that in mind if you have difficulty with stairs. And don't forget to stop by the gift shop which is located around the corner of the house.
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