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American Museum, Bath

(4.2/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Get a better understanding of American history and culture at American Museum, 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. Put American Museum into our Bath vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bath.
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  • From the moment of arrival until departure, the staff couldn't be more charming and welcoming. The room settings are well laid out but for us the quilts were the main attraction and reason for the vis...  more »
  • Very interesting museum that is set on three floors. Bottom floor charts history of America with good information and many artefacts including a lot of native American Indian. Upper floors have real r...  more »
  • American colonial / Georgian furniture and a beautiful house with elegance and the setting is perfect a few miles outside of Bath  more »
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  • Went to the 'Fright at the Museum' attraction (on 28/10/16) and had a really great time. Our group was really small but the museum was decorated really well and all the staff did a great job with the creepy atmosphere for the stories. Our tour guide was great at laying on the suspense as he moved us through the place like it was a maze. Would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a creepy night of ghost stories!
  • Interesting museum of American history, including a quilt exhibition and period room settings. All set in a period house with lovely countryside views. Small cafe and outdoor seating. Arboretum and garden walks.
  • Amazing reconstructions, very friendly guides and a huge amount of content. The location was also very friendly to my dad who was unable to take the stairs. I don't know if you could *quite* fit a wheelchair everywhere but for someone who has balance issues it was very accessible.
  • Great information. Excellent cafe. Toy section was incredible. Well worth it.
  • I love it here, though kids can get a bit bored in some exhibits, especially if not interested in culture. The gardens a very nice.