American Museum and Gardens
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Historic Claverton Manor is the setting for the only museum of Americana outside the US.
The museum opened in 1961 with the intention of bolstering the historic link between the US and the UK. It is the only museum devoted to American arts outside the US.
The museum's collection is displayed in a lovely suite of authentic period rooms within Claverton Manor. In the basement is the intriguing 'American Heritage Exhibition', which recounts the tale of the Founding Fathers, the history of Native Americans and the story of the American Civil War. There is an audio guide to help you enjoy the museum, and room stewards are on hand to answer questions.
Homesick for American landscapes? Or curious about the flora of the New World? The gardens at the American Museum are home to a collection of North American trees and shrubs, as well as a recreation of the garden at Mount Vernon, Virginia home of George Washington. There are 120 acres of gardens in total, with 40 open to visitors.
About American Museum and Gardens
Address: Claverton Manor, Bath, Somerset, England, BA2 7BD
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: 2 miles south east of Bath city centre
Website: American Museum and Gardens
Photo Credit: Don Cload, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Prior Park Landscape Garden - 1.6 miles (Garden)
Holburne Museum of Art - 1.9 miles (Museum)
Bath Abbey - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
Sally Lunns House - 2.1 miles (Museum)
Victoria Art Gallery - 2.1 miles (Museum)
The Roman Baths - 2.1 miles (Roman Site)
Bath Postal Museum - 2.1 miles (Museum)
Museum of Bath Architecture - 2.3 miles (Museum)
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