Take a peek into the lives of the affluent Hunter family. This family lived in the real world, but a world of details. All of the details of the home were for convenience or to prove the wealth of the occupants.
The guides were informative and exhuded "southern charm". If asked a question they we unable to answer, they didn't attempt to evade the question, but instead, discussed possibilities. What a refreshing idea!
The staff were warm and inviting as was the house itself. The house is much like I would imagine it to be when it was commissioned for Mr. Hunter, his wife, son and two daughters. None of the children married. Without an heir, the last surviving child donated the house as a museum before her death in her eighties.
This house was a family home, not a museum and it shows. The furnishings are everyday things you would find in a home during the Victorian era.
The entire historic district is easily walked and a walking tour guide is available at the museum.
While I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, I was disappointed that we were only shown two floors. I understand there is also a basement, third floor and attic.
The home is in need of some repairs and the funds from tours will only pay a portion of what is needed. It would be a shame to lose such a authentic piece of Victorian history.
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