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Dabney's House

Monte da Guia, Horta, Faial Island 9900, Portugal
+351 292 240 685
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This is an excellent museum to see while you are in Horta. The Dabney's lived and excelled and... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
LuvToTravel0899
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Owatonna, MN
Interesting

Always interesting to enrich our culture with something that we had never heard of. The guide... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Pedro D
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The Dabney's House, recovered by the Azores Regional Government, portrays the history and the passage of the Dabney family in Faial, who left a cultural, historical and scientific heritage, still visible and recognized on the island. The Dabney family settled in Faial in 1806, when John Bass Dabney was appointed US Consul General in the Azores. Three members of the Dabney family (John, Charles and Samuel) successively engaged this position over a century. In 1854, Charles William Dabney bought a summer house built in Monte da Guia, included in a residential complex consisting of a house with cistern, pier and shelter for two boats, a viewpoint, a small area of vineyards stretching up the slope toward the bay of Porto Pim and a winery, where is currently the exhibition about their experiences on the island.
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3 May 2018
“Interesting”
7 Sep 2017
“informative, but underwhelming”
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Monte da Guia, Horta, Faial Island 9900, Portugal
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

This is an excellent museum to see while you are in Horta. The Dabney's lived and excelled and then left the island never to return. A great story and a very good museum. We did the aquarium at the same time as they are less...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Always interesting to enrich our culture with something that we had never heard of. The guide, Alejandro, was very kind and gave a very nice overview of the museum.

Thank Pedro D
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This house has been beautifully restored and tells the fascinating story of the philanthropic Dabney family, who looked after and supported the people of Faial in times of hardship. The modest entry fee also includes entry to the aquarioum further down the road, which is...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is an informative visit about the Dabney family, but they could do so much more with the place instead of using part of it for some kind of office.

Thank Piet B
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The local council must have learnt something from Dabney family. Suck as much dosh as possible from the whales, wine or these days tourists. What you see on the photos above is the whole museum. Of cause to see it you have to buy the...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is one room with lots of boards to read about the Dabney family. I expected to be about to tour a house and see various rooms but it is just one barn like room with attached shop. The man in the shop, though was...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Interesting if you want to read a lot of wall mounted plaques. Short Video about the family who did a lot with and for the island and its people.

Thank M J
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