We were in the area and by chance were able to take a tour during Lancaster County's Museum Month. This 1738 home is a great find near the Susquehanna River. It had been the home of Susanna Wright, a Quaker woman, who ran the farm around it that produced such things as silk from silk worms. She lived in the house until she died at age 87. She was a bright well read woman who exchanged books with such people as Benjamin Franklin. The house has been beautifully restored by the Von Hess Foundation which owns it and excellent tours are offered from May to October from 10 to 3 PM on Tuesday, Wed., Friday and Saturday. An informative almost one hour tour was given by our guide Tammy who provided much information about the house, history and Susanna Wright.
This is a wonderful place to learn about the history of this area going back 275 years. As indicated in a previous review, this tour is for adults and would not be of interest to children. Also be aware that there are steps to climb to the second floor and it is not handicapped accessible. There is easy street parking in front and nearby.
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