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Julia A. Purnell Museum

208 W Market St, Snow Hill, MD 21863-1059
+1 410-632-0515
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A Real Gem

I have been to this little museum twice and loved it each time. A wonderful collection of... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
patf552
Interesting Collection

What an unique place. I knew of this museum and had read about the woman it is named after. I was... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
FLLKevin
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“local history” (2 reviews)
“needlework” (2 reviews)
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208 W Market St, Snow Hill, MD 21863-1059
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

I have been to this little museum twice and loved it each time. A wonderful collection of artifacts from the early and mid twentieth century from a small Eastern Shore Maryland town. The artistic needlework from Julia Purnell a local resident is also interesting. Definitely...More

1  Thank patf552
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

What an unique place. I knew of this museum and had read about the woman it is named after. I was staying down the street and decided to walk in. A very eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts from the the region. A small museum...More

Thank FLLKevin
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Visited the Museum at closing time and was given personal tour by curator. She could not have been nicer. Interesting displays relating to local history, well presented and not overwhelming. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a great time on the Ghost walk and listening to all the amazing things that took place. Definitely Add this to your list of things to do.

Thank Dawn P
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We escaped from pouring rain to spend a lovely couple of hours at this museum. It's a somewhat eccentric collection, with plenty of historical items and Americana. Pleasant and informative curator. A nice bit of small town history. The miniature section with the one-inch Bible...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

While biking or walking around the historic town of Snow Hill, don't miss your chance to visit the Museum. It is rich with local history and relics of the last few centuries. Neat experience!

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

An interesting stroll through Snow Hill's history, very friendly staff, didn't take too long, either.

1  Thank Larry B
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

They have a good deal to see. Many interesting things to see for the elderly and plenty of things to see for the kids. It was worth the 3 dollar admission.

2  Thank Bruce C
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Mrs. Purnell began her artwork at a very late age, much like some other ladies. She did needlework. The small museum houses MANY household and medical items from the turn of the century. LOW, LOW admission, fun tour. The girls (ages 9 & 13 )especially...More

4  Thank psychicmama
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

THis museum is a treasure trove of the history of this town and many similar ones in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, lovingly collected but expertly displayed. I expected to spend a quarter of an hour in this small museum, but reluctantly left after...More

5  Thank The_Flying_Chef
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