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American Museum & Gardens, Bath

#3 of 18 in Parks in Bath
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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.
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  • The photographic exhibition of the music and film stars at the West Coast of USA in the 60's & 70's was excellent. Gardens interesting and some good views.  more »
  • The gardens are wonderful. We took a free guided tour - book when you buy your ticket - with Nancy and she was brilliant. She took us a winding route through the gardens and explained the...  more »
  • Great time here, spent over four hours in the museum and quilt exhibition. Still didn't manage to see all of the gardens. The American heritage section was particularly well laid out and very interesting.
  • Fascinating collection that helps you understand and appreciate the making of and history if America. Fabulous setting - gardens are beautiful with amazing views. Reasonably priced restaurant with interesting food.

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