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Dow Museum of Historic Houses

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Address: 149 Cordova St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4425
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A walk through self guided tour through houses from 1790-1940 and a fish feeding pond. Down side is some of the houses only have 2 rooms to look at. Red train stops here... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2013
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

This "museum" is actually a collection of nine (yes, nine) hsitoric homes dating from 1790 to 1910. They are on their original sites and a most unusual collection of benefactor Mr. Dow who purchased each site as it became available to create a "neighborhood" slice of Americana right in the middle of the oldest city in America. It is a... More 

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CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

The self-guided tour of the eight houses (1790 to 1940) is quite interesting, but something is lacking ... it seems like a neglected child; furniture often needs dusting for one thing. It has the potential to be a hidden treasure, but work and creativity are needed.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

A walk through self guided tour through houses from 1790-1940 and a fish feeding pond. Down side is some of the houses only have 2 rooms to look at. Red train stops here, Trolley does not.

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port orange
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

My husband and I visit St. Augustine at least once a year and always visit the Dow. It is a historic and fun way to spend an hour or so during a visit. It is one of the top five items on our to-do list when visiting St. Augustine. The Dow is a step back in time and a really... More 

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

Visited the Dow Museum mid-September and were the only guests there. We had to hunt for someone to take our money, but the woman was very nice once we found her. We spent about an hour and a half leisurely strolling through the homes and enjoyed experiencing the history there. It's a great place for taking pictures, so if that's... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

While the Dow Museum is an interesting concept and has some neat items, our group's ultimate conclusion was that it could be better. It seemed like it had been "let go" a bit. The grounds weren't as kept as we expected for an attraction of this nature. There could have been more history included in the museum, or at least... More 

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hazleton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

we went on the night tour and the homes were decorated as they were back for christmas we also had cookies and hot chocolate or cider .. it was a very interesting guided tour

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

We walked to these houses from our B&B on Cedar Street and it was no problem at all. The houses are grouped in a small area and the tour is self guided. While we enjoyed seeing the oldest homes in the US, we felt there could have been a bit more information about them and the fact that there were... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

The houses, for the most part, were well marked, on this self-guided tour. Some, though, had no description, leading us to wonder about their history. The greeter, whom we paid, and acted as our admission guide, appeared disinterested and unknowledgeable. Although there was a unique guided candlelit tour that we read about, for only two nights, and one that we... More 

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St Petersburg, Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

This museum is a great value. It is a neighborhood of 10 homes dating from the late 1700's to 1910. None have been moved from other environments. They each occupy then space where they were originally built. It is a place to wander, sit and enjoy with the bonus of learning a bit of St Augustine history. Of all the... More 

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