This grand house museum has charm and whimsy. Learn about the importance of Greek Revival architecture in the young republic, admire the handsome restored interiors, and await the hourly bell toll for an appearance by the famously infamous Victoria Woodhull.A visit to the Robbins Hunter Museum is Granville's “not-to-be-missed” attraction. The quality of decorative arts is very high and features many examples of fine Ohio furniture and material culture. The tour integrates the history of the house with fascinating details of daily life in the 19th century, as well as the legacy of Robbins Hunter, Jr. Hunter added two distinctive features, now much beloved by visitors: a soaring octagonal room in the rear—complete with twinkling lights—and a delightfully eccentric clock tower that features a mobile statue of 19th reformer and women's rights advocate, Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927), born in the nearby town of Homer. Aware that no monument to her legacy existed in this country, Hunter built this clock tower as his bi-centennial gift to the Village. The museum features curated exhibitions on the second-floor, so repeat visits are always rewarding. Visit in April for the blooming of the Jill Griesse Historic Garden, which features a daffodil display sanctioned by the American Daffodil Society.Located at 221 E. Broadway in the heart of the Village of Granville, the museum is open for tours Wed.-Sat., 1-4PM, April 1-Dec. 29. The Garden is open dawn to dusk year-round.
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