This extraordinary home was built for Samuel and Sarah Maccracken in 1832 and is a must-see for fans of historic houses and 19th century decorative arts. The Federal-style home of brick and native limestone is furnished today as it would have been in the 1830s with many Maccracken family pieces and outstanding examples of Fairfield County cabinetry. The building is a Lancaster landmark, located in one of the city’s three National Historic Districts. Throughout the house twelve-foot high ceilings draw eyes upward to the beautiful woodwork, archways and chandeliers. An unsupported spiral stairway leading up three floors is highlighted at the top by a lantern light in the central gable. Today, visitors enjoying a guided tour of this 13-room home will learn about the influential families who resided here and the early Lancaster community as it grew from a frontier town to a city. The museum shop features books on local history as well as many items made by Fairfield County artisans. Please see website for touring times and ticket prices. Buy a combination ticket to the Sherman House Museum and save. Discount rates for groups of 12 or more when booked two weeks in advance.
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On-site ParkingGroup Rates AvailableCredit Cards AcceptedOpen April to mid-December
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