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American Museum & Gardens, Bath

#3 of 18 in Parks in Bath
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Garden
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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  • Spent a lovely couple of hours here on the way home from Bath, which is about 20 mins away. Lovely gardens & a manor adorned with American memorabilia from days gone by. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Very interesting collection of everything American - furniture, textiles, ceramics, toys, posters , room sets, even a Tavern! Excellent info on the history of the USA. Nice gardens and a good cafĂ©...  more »
  • Great time here, spent over four hours in the museum and quilt exhibition. Still didn't manage to see all of the gardens. The American heritage section was particularly well laid out and very interesting.
  • Fascinating collection that helps you understand and appreciate the making of and history if America. Fabulous setting - gardens are beautiful with amazing views. Reasonably priced restaurant with interesting food.

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