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Ker Place, Onancock

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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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  • Ker place has beautiful furnishings and well appointed pictures. They also had hooked rug exhibit that was outstanding. The staff were warm, welcoming and informative.  more »
  • very nice house the grounds are well kept and the house which is very old does not smell old,very educational  more »
  • The Ker Place is a fascinating place for a history buff like myself. However, the staff seemed a bit disorganized. The docent was late in arriving so another volunteer took us around and did a credibl...  more »

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