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Fairfax House, York

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#7 of 26 in Museums in York
Fairfax House was created in 1762 to be a townhouse for the powerful Fairfax family during York’s winter social season. It was also intended to be a dowry for the Fairfaxes' daughter, Anne, although she remained unmarried. Though extensively adapted in the 20th century as a movie theater and dance hall, Fairfax House has been returned to its former glory for you to explore. As you roam through the house, be transported to the splendor of city living in Georgian York with one of the finest collections of English 18th-century furniture in the world. Discover the tastes and fashions of the day for architecture, interior design, and food, and the customs and habits of York’s elite. If you have young ones to entertain, children’s trail guides are available from reception. Add Fairfax House to your York travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our York online road trip planner .
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  • Pure chance we went in here but a volunteer told us about it. Lovely Georgian rooms much as they would have been and enthusiastic volunteers to tell you more facts  more »
  • The house was built with garden down to river however they have now gone but the design and craftsmanship is excellent and very well presented, the guides are very knowledgeable and give you all the i...  more »
  • You could walk past this building & not know it was there.The guides provide excellant information on how the people lived there & the full history of the building. It reminded me of how I served my a...  more »

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