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Ker Place, Onancock

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4.2/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Ker Place, also known as Kerr Place, is a historic home located at Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia. It was built in 1799, and is a two-story, five-bay rectangular Federal-style dwelling with a central projecting pedimented pavilion on both the front and rear elevations. It has a cross-gable roof and a two-story wing which originally was a one-and-a-half story kitchen connected to the house by a hyphen. In 1960, the house and two acres of land were acquired by, and made the headquarters of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, which operates it as an early 19th-century historic house museum.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. It is located in the Onancock Historic District.
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  • This is a stately home dating back to before the American Revolution . The house has been nicely renovated with quiet a few period pieces. The docent (I am so sorry not to remember her name ) was exce...  read more »
  • Have been several times...much like former Corbin Hall which I was caretaker for many years and just love this part of history 
  • Tour of the house is well worth the effort - one of the better restored homes I've seen. The staff is friendly and interesting. The grounds are well done and kept. Be sure to visit the Herb Garden beh...  read more »
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