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American Museum & Gardens, Bath

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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Get a better understanding of American history and culture at American Museum & Gardens, one of the most extensive collections of Americana outside the United States. Located near Bath on the 48.5 hectare (120 acre) grounds of Claverton Manor, the museum follows the story of America from its earliest settlers to the 20th century. Learn more about the founding fathers, the wild West, the Civil War, and Native Americans. Check out the textile display that includes over 40 original quilts, as well as the folk art gallery with various oddities. Step outside to wander the colonial herb and Mount Vernon gardens, modeled after the grounds of George Washington's home. Add American Museum & Gardens to your Bath travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bath journey planning website.
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  • I did not visit the museum itself but rather the lights in the garden which were there for Christmas . The lights were installed in the garden and although it was a pleasant light show it was not... 
    I did not visit the museum itself but rather the lights in the garden which were there for Christmas . The lights were installed in the garden and although it was a pleasant light show it was not...  more »
  • My wife and lived in Bath until 48 years ago and we were very near this museum, but never visited. We actually had no real idea of what went on here. So, on our visit to Bath we promised ourselves.....  more
    My wife and lived in Bath until 48 years ago and we were very near this museum, but never visited. We actually had no real idea of what went on here. So, on our visit to Bath we promised ourselves.....  more »
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  • "The American Museum provides a fabulous day out for all adults and children. The New American Garden, Mount Vernon Garden, and play area “The Children’s Garden” awaits explorers of all ages. From winding paths and colourful flowers to woodland wanders with your four-legged friends (yes, dogs on leads are welcome!) and climbing adventures, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Housed in a fine Georgian manor house with outstanding views over the Limpley Stoke Valley, on the edge of Bath, the American Museum takes you on a journey through American history, with its remarkable collection of folk, decorative arts and cultural objects."
  • As an American, I was very impressed with the museum. My British husband and I were in Bath for an overnight and before we drove home, we thought we'd check it out, not knowing what to expect. It definitely exceeded our expectations! The whole museum was well presented and I really felt that it gave an excellent feel for early American history and culture. All of the staff were so friendly (especially Jan C) and eager to share their wealth of knowledge about everything in the museum. The house and grounds were gorgeous too. It was an excellent afternoon!

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