Get a better understanding of American history and culture at American Museum & Gardens, one of the most extensive collections of Americana outside the United States. Located near Bath on the 48.5 hectare (120 acre) grounds of Claverton Manor, the museum follows the story of America from its earliest settlers to the 20th century. Learn more about the founding fathers, the wild West, the Civil War, and Native Americans. Check out the textile display that includes over 40 original quilts, as well as the folk art gallery with various oddities. Step outside to wander the colonial herb and Mount Vernon gardens, modeled after the grounds of George Washington's home. Add American Museum & Gardens to your Bath travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bath journey planning website .
American Museum & Gardens Reviews
USA is a young country but this museum packs in a lot of interesting history nonetheless. The grounds and gardens are beautifully arranged and tended. All the staff are enthusiastic and willing to sha... more »
The Kaffe Fassett's exhibition of quilts exceptional. The scope and designs are not to be missed - can't say I'd ever thought too much about quilts before - but that was then. more »
Lovely museum showing the transformation of the continent from the early settlers through to today. There are many helpful knowledgeable guides around the displays who are happy to give additional information. Arranged over three floors of the old Claverton Manor it is fully wheelchair accessible (with a lift between floors). In the Exhibition Gallery there is a wonderful display of original quilts along with some modern ones inspired by them (runs throughout 2019). The gardens are also well tended with many of the paths wheelchair accessible.
Well worth a day trip. Extensive collection and the grounds are lovely.
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