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Ker Place

69 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-4223
+1 757-787-8012
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Never tire of visiting

I visit Ker Place at least once a year and never tire of seeing the house and grounds. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Constance M
Onancock, Virginia
via mobile
Spend two hours in the past - fun tidbits

Hands on touch and see with little restrictions to entering the past here. Donation only. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray M
Stafford, VA, United States
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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 Shepherd Ker and his wife Agnes Corbin Ker and their family. It is described by the Virginia Historical Landmarks Commission as "the finest and most elaborate Federal mansion on Virginia's Eastern Shore," and "one of the Shore's major architectural landmarks." This house operates as a museum that is open for visitors with trained volunteer docents giving guided tours of the interpretive interior as well as various exhibits, laboratories and research space. It is also used as a venue for weddings and other special events for the community. Tours of the house are available throughout the year by appointment or March - December. We suggest that you call ahead to ensure that a docent will be available.
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69 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-4223
+1 757-787-8012

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

1  Thank Constance M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Ray M
Reviewed 30 July 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!

Thank skip727
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Ker place has beautiful furnishings and well appointed pictures. They also had hooked rug exhibit that was outstanding. The staff were warm, welcoming and informative.

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 6 July 2017

very nice house the grounds are well kept and the house which is very old does not smell old,very educational

1  Thank mityqwik
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The Ker Place is a fascinating place for a history buff like myself. However, the staff seemed a bit disorganized. The docent was late in arriving so another volunteer took us around and did a credible job in describing the downstairs rooms. However, when the...More

1  Thank Judith S H
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We visited on a slightly rainy Saturday and we're the o lay visitors at the time so we got a private tour. The house is beautiful with amazing architectural detail that have been refurbished. While none of the furniture is original to the house they...More

2  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The docent was amazing here! James gave me a tour of the facility and had so many historical facts! He adjusted the tour based on the amount of time I had to spend.

Thank K M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I was amazed at the wealth of objects in the house and the knowlege of the docents. The director is a real hoot! They just opened another exhibit at hopkins store down at the wharf. What a charming town to visit!

Thank poppy5601
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great events, art and activities are excellent. A work in progress with a dedicated staff. Making history come alive!

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