Originally built in Missouri, this Victorian home was dismantled and moved to its now existing location and reassembled. The ... More
Queen Anne Mansion and Gift Shop
Originally built in Missouri, this Victorian home was dismantled and moved to its now existing location and reassembled. The Queen Anne Mansion opened as a museum following a four year, multimillion dollar restoration. A premier destination for the finest, tours feature fanciful Queen Anne style architecture, impeccably restored woodwork and stained glass original to 1891, and one of the most impressive private collections of 19th century museum quality, American decorative arts on public display.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this Queen Anne in Eureka Springs. We loved hearing about the relocation from Carthage Missouri to Eureka Springs and the history behind the renovations. The furniture is breathtaking and hand carved ornate wood. The drapes and bedding had fine beading of the period and I was totally mesmerized by the beauty. The gift job staff is knowledgeable and wonderful and the gift shop offered pleanty to see and buy. I cannot wait until its open for business and maybe I can be lucky enough to spend one night in the most beautiufl home I have seen to date! Judy and Mike Jonesboro Arkansas
My wife and I have had the pleasure of touring many tour homes in our time and the Queen Anne is absolutely beautiful! We had visited the Queen Anne many years ago, the furnishings back then were not very memorable. Now, with the house being restored and filled with fabulous furniture it was well worth the revisit. By the way hats off to the famous makers and those furniture makers that should be famous. and likewise hats off to the new owners, great job in restoring the mansion. My wife would also like to make an honorable mention to the children's room and the bedroom with the white coverings, she was in awe. Our only criticism was that we thought the walls were way too bare and there could be more small items added to some of the rooms. The staff were courteous, however not very knowledgable regarding the furninture. We undersstand that obviously the house is still a work in progress and we hope to revisit sometime in the future. The gift shop was not very full in fact it was very bare, perhaps they just haven't got their inventory yet, nothing really there to buy to have as a memory on our visit, no postcards, t-shirts and one of my favourite things to buy from historial tour homes are books regarding the history, a little disappointing, But overall experience was great.
`Once inside the dramatic entrance hall, guests are met by Mr. Gary, the Queen Anne's most gracious and amiable host and tour guide, who prepares you for an incredible journey! Standing there, one is overcome by the Mansion's grandeur, its elegant interior, elaborate architectural details, and surrounding furnishings...It is a place where time stands still. Its grandeur attests not only to the wealth of its original owners and their display of prosperity, but to the determination of its present owners to lovingly preserve and restore it to its original elegance and beauty. The scale of the Mansion is imposing, sitting atop a high hill overlooking the quaint town of Eureka Springs. It is a masterpiece of architectural detail, richly abundant with defining characteristics capturing the beauty and culture of a lifestyle and time of days gone by...extraordinary tall ceilings, huge pocket doors, intricate woodwork, resplendent stained glass, and a host of many luxurious and decorative touches throughout this majestic home. The Mansion is filled with a vast and unique collection of the finest museum quality pieces of furniture. On display are elaborate Victorian parlor sets by John Henry Belter, J.W. Meeks, and George Henkels. The many bedchambers feature Renaissance Revival half-tester bedroom suites by Mitchell & Rammelsberg and other fine cabinet makers, each bed with exquisitely embellished treatments...one bedroom suite even boasting the 1880's receipt belonging to the original owner, framed and on display.This is just the beginning. There are 3 floors in this beautiful home showcasing many other famous cabinet makers and furnishings including a desk by R.J. Horner, countless oil paintings, abundant and lavish adornments suggestive of the refinement of this time, and with each room more spectacular than the last, all displayed in tasteful beauty. This grand estate is both stunning and opulent in every way, yet warmly inviting. There no words to fully articulate the magnificent beauty and total wonder of this historic treasure. The real treasure is seeing it for oneself. We made the Queen Anne our premier destination. You owe it to yourself to make it yours!! By Nancy and Tom Rose, South Carolina
The restoration of the house is of the highest quality with original handcarved woodwork and stained glass. My favorite part of the house is the skylight and massive main staircase. The furniture is 19th century and exquisite.
We were so excited to see the Queen Anne reopened as a tour home. We were awed by the restoration, refurnishing and friendly staff. You can feel the history as you tour the home. We will recommend this as a must-see to anyone traveling to Eureka.
Go back after it re-opens May 2010; got a sneak preview and the updates are stunning. Excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail. Furniture is a mix of antiques from that era and some reproductions, but all are gorgeous. Even the accessories are exquisite.
This is a truely beautiful home. I really enjoyed going to see it. It is set in picturesque Eureka Springs. The only thing I can think that I was disappointed in was the furnishings. I wish it was set up with period appropriate furniture in all rooms. The bannister is absolutely beautiful.
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