Dr. Best House & Medical Museum, Middleburgh

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Dr. Christopher S. Best House and Office is a historic home located at Middleburgh in Schoharie County, New York. It is a two story, flat roofed, frame Italianate dwelling built in 1884. It was enlarged and modified with a series of renovations between 1890 and 1912. It now houses a medical history museum. Also on the property are a frame carriage barn and garage.
As if awaiting the return of Dr. Best from a house call on his horse-drawn carriage, this Victorian home and medical office captures the elegance of the 1920s. Serving a small-town American community from 1884 to 1991, the Dr. Best collection echoes reminders of a quickly changing era. Civil War, railroad and telephone artifacts all reflect the character of this family of pioneers and visionaries. The expansive and unique collection includes thousands of bottles, automotive memorabilia, clothing and quilts, to name a few as well as the fully stocked kitchen and state-of-the-art medical equipment. The house is open for tours Memorial Day through Labor Day on Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
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  • I was very surprised at the amount of Tools Dr. Best has. There ate two floors his office, waiting room ,and his home the furniture is beautiful. There are clothes ,bedrooms, kitchen and of...  more »
  • This building is bursting with local history. The stories of a local doctor and his family, the building, tools of the trade and dress. Stop by when you can get a tour and bit of history. There is...  more »
  • The Dr Best House and Medical Museum is an amazing adventure back in time with a little something for everyone! This is need to see when visiting Schoharie County.  more »
  • We had a great, informative tour. There're a lot of interesting things to see. Make sure you see the carriage house!
  • Step back in time. Also, as far as historical home tours go, the docent for this tour was excellent. Others could learn from this fascinating and well-presented history lesson.
  • Attended for a tea party with my daughter. Such a beautiful spot and volunteers very nice and knowledgeable
  • Great house and friendly staff it was worth the drive from Syracuse NY.
  • Chose a different route to travel through New York to get here, and it was totally worth it. Great food, the people were fantastic, and a scenic drive to boot.

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