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Ker Place

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glad we had time

Wonderful tour-- the house, furniture and original portraits were fabulous, and then there are the... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
A Hidden Treasure

You could miss Ker Place if you aren’t looking for it. It sits back off the road near a beautiful... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
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Ker Place, formerly named Kerr Place, is the headquarters of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society located in Onancock, VA. This magnificent Federal period Georgian style house was built in 1799 for prosperous merchant farmer John...more
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69 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-4223
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Wonderful tour-- the house, furniture and original portraits were fabulous, and then there are the grounds! Excellent docent, and the caretakers are obviously pros We, too, almost missed it as it is overwhelmed by the beautiful church next door. l'm very glad we spent the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

You could miss Ker Place if you aren’t looking for it. It sits back off the road near a beautiful church and unless you look for the sign while driving, you could pass it. Once you drive in the estate, you know you found a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

We arrived at Ker Place on a very, very hot day at 3 pm, just as they were preparing to close. However, the volunteer on duty (I think her name is Pat) offered to give us a "quick tour" which was very informative, beautifully detailed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AuntSuzanneP
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and the volunteer docent was excellent and very knowledgeable. A must see if you are visiting this quaint little town.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Susan W
Reviewed July 4, 2018

What a gem we found. Pat was our docent and this was probably the most interesting and thorough tour I have ever had. We realized when we left the Ker house that we had been there for two hours. The time flew is our extremely...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Susan B
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Extremely thorough tour. Our guide was so informative and really had an enthusiasm for her topic. She had a vast knowledge of the history of the time and area. Wish that I remembered her name. An outstanding job.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank renaeor
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Generally when we travel to the Eastern Shore we stop in Cape Charles and Chincoteague but Onacock is worth a stop and this place would we where I would stop first. This historic house is open for tours and very nicely done. The guide was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Angela F
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

I visit Ker Place at least once a year and never tire of seeing the house and grounds. The exhibits change so there is always something new to see, and the house and grounds are well kept. Docents are well informed friendly.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Constance M
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Hands on touch and see with little restrictions to entering the past here. Donation only. The tour person BETH was wonderful and the exhibits were very eclectic but for the most part time period sensitive with the exception of donated artwork for display./sale to keep...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Ray M
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Patricia was the docent on duty and made the tour not only informative but very enjoyable. Anytime I learn something new it is a good day....It was a good day!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank skip727
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