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American Museum & Gardens, Bath

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Get a better understanding of American history and culture at American Museum & Gardens, one of the most extensive collections of Americana outside the United States. Located near Bath on the 48.5 hectare (120 acre) grounds of Claverton Manor, the museum follows the story of America from its earliest settlers to the 20th century. Learn more about the founding fathers, the wild West, the Civil War, and Native Americans. Check out the textile display that includes over 40 original quilts, as well as the folk art gallery with various oddities. Step outside to wander the colonial herb and Mount Vernon gardens, modeled after the grounds of George Washington's home. Add American Museum & Gardens to your Bath travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bath journey planning website.
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  • Well worth a visit - lovely grounds and situation, interesting displays of American cultural artefacts and a good café serving popular meals. We interacted with several members of staff (presumably... 
    Well worth a visit - lovely grounds and situation, interesting displays of American cultural artefacts and a good café serving popular meals. We interacted with several members of staff (presumably...  more »
  • A small snap shot of US history. The expos and trails there are limited and not engaging for young people and are also challenging for older guests. Expensive for a pretentious expensive 
    A small snap shot of US history. The expos and trails there are limited and not engaging for young people and are also challenging for older guests. Expensive for a pretentious expensive  more »
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  • Excellent museum with many American exhibits. Enjoyed seeing typical house rooms from different periods. Extensive gardens and walks with stunning flowers. Spent a really enjoyable morning there.
  • Beautiful place near Bath uni. You could easily spend a day here exploring its gardens, arboretum and museum inside the house. Gift shop and cafe on site. You can pay for just the gardens if you Don't want to see the house.

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