by Amy Travels
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
October 29, 2001
My family and I received a one-hour tour by a very informative, costumed guide. During our tour we learned that none of the furniture in the house belonged to the Bradford family. However, all furniture and accessories are from that period. Our tour guide explained what everything was used for. After our tour of the kitchen, I was thankful to be a woman of the 21st century as opposed to the 18th century. We also received a brief history of the whiskey rebellion.
Whenever I go sightseeing, I like to learn something new at each place I visit. On our tour of the Bradford House, we learned a lot. For example, we learned that in the late 1700s, there were no j or u in the alphabet. If a man’s name was James, it was spelled with an I- Iames. One room of the house contains children’s games from the 18th C. Children today will find that interesting.
The Bradford House is open for tours from May through December, Wednesday through Saturday 11-4 and Sun by appt.
Last tour at 3.
$3.50 w/AAA Disc.
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