"Choate House / Museum of American History" Smithsonian Institute Museums / National Zoo Tip by Pawtuxet

  The Choate House
by Pawtuxet

Favorite thing: The Choate House was resqued from Essex, Massachusetts...where it was scheduled for demolition. The Smithsonian brought the house into the Museum of American History and put the house together in an interesting way. They "sliced" it open so you could see what was inside...as well as the methods of construction for a 1700's house. The signage told the history of the house, the families who owned it, and what was happening in each era as you walked around the house seeing the early years, Victorian years, war years, etc. Fascinating. Extremely well done.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 2, 2004
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