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The Fred J. Johnston Museum

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Fabulous decorative arts

It's a miniature Winterthur. Home of a mid-20th century antique expert and dealer; it's as lovely... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
makethisyourown
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Detroit, Michigan
Wonderful Opportunity in Central Hudson Region

We are grateful to The Friends of Historic Kingston for facilitating our weekday tour of The Fred... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Mary E
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

It's a miniature Winterthur. Home of a mid-20th century antique expert and dealer; it's as lovely as it was when he lived there (and sold you whatever you wished to buy out of his house!).

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank makethisyourown
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We are grateful to The Friends of Historic Kingston for facilitating our weekday tour of The Fred J. Johnston Museum. Our tour was amazing. Every room of this 1812 home was packed with rare American and European furnishings. Return visits are recommended to fully absorb...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mary E
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Lovingly preserved VanLuevan Mansion house is open to the public filled with 17th Century to 20th Century art and antiques curated by the dealer fred Johnston, famous for his advice to the Dupont family & White House restoration teams during the the mid 20th Century....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This home is just lovely and is full of amazing antiques. Fred Johnston designed the color schemes and it is beautiful. The tour was interesting as well. Not too much in the museum, but the house is worth the visit!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

What an amazing place that we can visit thanks to an interesting and visionary man! He rescued the house (which was built in 1812!) from demolition in 1939 and turned it into an antique store. Then he very generously left it with all its contents...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

This museum doesn't get enough press for what it offers, which is a fully preserved house with furniture and furnishings (especially nice when decorated for the Christmas holidays), plus a small annex with rotating carefully curated exhibits on a variety of local history subjects. Recent...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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