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Joseph Priestley House

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Oxygen Day

We stopped here on our way to Knoebels Amusement Part. It’s about half an hour drive from Knoebels... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
981Linda
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Joseph Priestley

This was a visit on Charter Sunday. Amazing home of a brilliant man. Historically was what I love... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Peggy H
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Knoebels Amusement Part. It’s about half an hour drive from Knoebels. We lucked out as they were having Oxygen Day when we were scheduled to visit. Dr. Priestley (played by a retired H.S. Chemistry teacher) was scheduled to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This was a visit on Charter Sunday. Amazing home of a brilliant man. Historically was what I love to do and see. Who knew he discovered-named carbon monoxide. The demonstration was so enlightening by former chemistry teacher. Speaking in 3rd person as Mr Priestley Will...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Joseph Priestly's 18h century house is superbly kept with lively costumed docents in several rooms relating interesting history and details of the man and his family as well as of 18th dentury life in America. A trio played period music in the parlor. Joseph Priestly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The staff are amazing and they do their best to welcome you and fill you with interesting information about the history of the house and Joseph Priestly, the scientist who discovered oxygen.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank aidaahrar
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It's a nice little walk and presentation around the grounds and home of Joseph Priestly the person who discovered oxygen (while in England) and Carbon Monoxide while in Pennsylvania. Plan to spend an hour. Children will be bored.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TheDeltaDog
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Over the holiday the group put on an amazing re-enactment of Joseph Priestley's experiments with gases. Ones he conducted here in Pennsylvania. Very entertaining and accurate and exciting for the whole family.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Peter J
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Easy to find with plenty of room for parking in their lot or on the street. Restrooms inside the Visitors Center. This was my first time there and they were celebrating Priestley's birthday so admission was free and there was a birthday cake. A retired...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank joyceTL4
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Dedicated volunteers dressed in period give an informative presentation of life of Joseph Priestly and his family in early America.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank westie00
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Every school child has taken a school trip to the museum - now it's tome to come back as an adult and appreciate what the museum has to offer. -

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank thecrowsnest2016
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I go at least once a year. If is fun to walk around and the Dr Priestly presentation is fun no matter how many times you see it

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank maykathy338
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