Historic Cherry Hill has re-opened for the public season. For the month of April, the museum will offer the Behind-the-Scenes Restoration Tour, which explores the final stage of the multi-year restoration project at the historic house. Then, on Sunday May 7th at the History Fair, Historic Cherry Hill will unveil a focus tour on female suffrage, which will be offered throughout the rest of the 2017 tour season.
Public tours are on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons at 1, 2 and 3 pm. The Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and college students, and $2 for children between the ages of 12 and 18. The museum also offers an Architecture Hunt for families with children ages 6-11 on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 1 and 3 pm. Admission for the Hunt is $1 per person. The museum will remain open from April through December for tours on these days, as well as for several special events.
Restoration of the 1787 historic structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is addressing several major issues. The museum has accomplished structural stabilization through sill and post repair, restoration of nearly 60 historic windows, and installation of environmental controls. The next phase of work will include roof repair, drainage improvements, cosmetic work, and more.
Historic Cherry Hill is a non-profit historic house museum built in 1787 and lived in continuously by five generations of the same family until the death of the last family member in 1963. The museum has 20,000 objects, 30,000 manuscripts, 7,500 textiles, 5,000 books and 3,000 photographs in its collection. For more information, visit the museum’s website.