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Address: 199 Main St, Hours And Time, Keene, NH 03431-3780
Phone Number: +1 603-352-0460
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Helps to feel & understand the history of Keene!

We had stayed at the Colony B&B, noted the name similarity so booked on over. This was also a home owned by a mill owner, Horatio, cousin to Horatio who lived in our B & B. Docent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
everythingreen
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Greenfield Center, New York
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Greenfield Center, New York
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had stayed at the Colony B&B, noted the name similarity so booked on over. This was also a home owned by a mill owner, Horatio, cousin to Horatio who lived in our B & B. Docent was EXCEPTIONAL in relating the history of the families who lived there, their renovations and acquisitions as they related to US history &... More 

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Thank everythingreen
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

A very knowledgeable docent showed two of us around and answered many questions. There was so much to see, and left much as the last owner left it when he passed on. The house is lovingly maintained and well cared for. I hope it lasts into the future.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Although I have lived within 30 miles of Keene and the Horatio Colony House for over 15 years, it was only today that my husband and I took the tour. We are very glad we did -- this house is a treasure! Built in 1806, one extended family lived in it for many years, with the last family member dying... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Went for the tour with family from out of town. Nice house, well laid out with items of the period and presented by wonderful caring staff. A museum of the 1940's in Keene is not all thou out of the ordinary for me since i live nearby and likely take things for granted. Nice day out though.

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Marlborough, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I went there on a field trip for a book and learned a lot. Glad I went, unforgettable! It is also very well preserved.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

On the face of it, this is an attractive historic site in a great New England town. The tour guide/executive director was knowledgeable and engaging, and, for the most part, the building itself and some of the collections have some interest. But, in the end, this is one of those historic sites that makes one wonder "Why do they bother?"... More 

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1 Thank Taylor S
Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

We were given a personal tour from Anita Carroll -Weldon the museum director. The content was historical, engaging and educational. Each room of the house provided a new experience based on the character of the artifacts. The director was knowledgeable and willing to answer each and every question with thoughtful details. This museum is a gem and worth a visit!

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Bay Area, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

My husband and I had a private, free tour of this amazing home. Horatio Colony was a wealthy man who left his home to the town as a museum. It is chock full of eclectic furnishings and bibelots and so worth a visit. Fantastic!!!!

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Toronto
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

This little museum and the 25-minute tour provided are both perfectly curated -- not too much, not too little.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

I came across the home taking a walk in downtown Keene. The house is gorgeous, the furnishings are beautiful and the tour was 1-1 and very informative. There are many gorgeous antiques in this historic home and the tour is free. I highly recommend the tour to anyone who wants to get a taste of old New England living.

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