This is not the original house, but a re-creation of part of the house, as the original washed away in a flood. It's a pretty good remake, and used parts of the original house like the floor boards, although part of it is in disrepair (cracks in the walls and a hand rail completely pulling off the wall as you... 更多
The home looks like it's for sale. But it is a nice older home. Right on the canal. It looks fairly well kept. But again it is not at old as some of the other local historic homes. Worth a drive by.
The house is a re-creation and the story is from the Whittier poem but unsubstantiated and probably false, as even the sign boards admit. So why is it still given prominence? Cheapens history
This place is in a picturesque location, but it is closed now, and the website says it os not open to the public at any time, which I thought was odd since it is clearly a museum. The reading material outside is informative, but minimal.
Oh, well. This is not the real house; Barbara Fritchie was not the real heroine; a descendant of an eye witness says “Stonewall Jackson riding ahead” is false; and the museum is closed, having passed to private ownership. But, you know, the entire episode related by John Greenleaf Whittier is such a part of Americana, and the spirit expressed is... 更多
Although many felt this was a fun place to go, I found the décor and food average, at best. The tables and chairs felt very banquet-ish and the food was just okay. Don't plan to go back.
My daughter and I visited here during a Christmas open house. Very interesting to see how people lived at a different period in our history.
There are clear and informative signs outside. The place is tiny but a visitor gets the feeling Barbara is in the next room. There was a docent inside who was fantastic about further facts. He engaged the young and old. Great place to stop in.