Great American Doll House Museum
- Arts, Entertainment, Attractions
The Great American Doll House Museum contains hundreds of buildings, large and small, of various time periods in history. The museum is full of activity with both a play and educational center, as well as outdoor landscaped gardens.
In June of 2006, we purchased a 6,000 square foot historical building in Danville, Kentucky. Constructed in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration, its high, arched, hardwood ceilings, enormous skylights, and iron girders impart to the interior an atmosphere of seasoned endurance perfect for our museum. Unlike the traditional museum configuration of discrete cases with sequential or disjunct displays, our village unfurls its neighborhoods, streets, rural lands and forests in a vast, continuous landscape.
Representing an American yesteryear of about 1900, the hundreds of antique and artisan-sculpted, historically-dressed citizens interact with family, friends and business associates as would any townspeople. Visitors can thread their way along any variety of avenues and alleys as in a real town, peering into the open backs of homes and businesses to enjoy the décor and activity therein. From its Gypsy Caravans, orphanage, and Shaker Settlement to the most opulent mansions, you may make some pretty good guesses about the lives, and even the gossip generated behind supposedly closed doors! Activity abounds in the miniature village.
- Shopping available
- Admission: $7 adults, $5 children ages 4-12
- Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Closed Sunday and Monday