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Ker Place, Onancock

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#105 of 162 in Museums in Virginia
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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  • Generally when we travel to the Eastern Shore we stop in Cape Charles and Chincoteague but Onacock is worth a stop and this place would we where I would stop first. This historic house is open for tou...  more »
  • I visit Ker Place at least once a year and never tire of seeing the house and grounds. The exhibits change so there is always something new to see, and the house and grounds are well kept. Docents are...  more »
  • Hands on touch and see with little restrictions to entering the past here. Donation only. The tour person BETH was wonderful and the exhibits were very eclectic but for the most part time period sensi...  more »

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