This historic landmark is such an important part of the community because of the pioneering courage its famous inhabitants ... More
This historic landmark is such an important part of the community because of the pioneering courage its famous inhabitants embodied. Most notable among them are statesman and painter, George Caleb Bingham, and later the Waggoners, a well-established flour milling family. Its 19th century architectural details, furniture and paintings are worth a look. Now offering tours at reasonable prices: adults $5, senior citizens $4.50, and children and students $2. Also available for rent and is often used for weddings, large conferences and family reunions.
This Mansion is one of the few across the nation with mostly original furnishings and paintings which really adds something to the tour. The Guides have a lot of interesting information to share about all the people who have lived on the Estate over the years. Tourists are allowed to go in each room and look around - no ropes in doorways! They also offer catered lunches and dinners by reservation and you can rent the Estate for a private gathering! There is a boutique type gift shop in the Carriage House of the Estate and a wonderful park for walks and picnics. Plan to spend some time!
The ambiance of the house is such that you actually feel like you were living in the 1900s. The tour guide was awesome and there is a quaint little gift shop. They serve lunch there on china and everything but we didn't know so next time we'll reserve for that. They weren't open for their season yet but were still gracious enough to let us have a look. A perfect place to go.
We very much enjoyed the tour. The tour guide had been a guest at the mansion so he gave tidbits of information that were personal. The families had excellent taste with quality workmanship and materials. I especailly enjoyed the art work because it all showed a lot of life, family and happiness. We enjoyed it so much and took so much time that we had to go back the next day to finish our other activities.
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