TOURS OF THE 1774 ALEXANDER HOMESITE
Regular Museum admission includes access to a Digital Guide to the grounds of the 1774 Homesite for self-guided tours. Self-guided tours do not include access to the interiors of the historic structures.
Update January 2022: To create a safer space for our visitors, volunteers, and staff, tours of the 1774 Alexander Rock House will be temporarily suspended for the month of January. The historic spaces are small and do not have adequate ventilation. A digital guide to the homesite is included in all admission tickets and visitors can explore the 7-acre grounds for self-guided experiences. The Museum building and galleries will remain open with safety policies in place.
Guided tours of the 1774 Rock House & Homesite are offered twice a day during regular operating hours (the Museum is open Saturdays from 11:00am-5:00pm). Tours are offered at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Tickets are limited to accommodate the smaller spaces inside the historic structures, and we strongly recommend purchasing them in advance. Guided tours are available for all visitors ages 6+ as an $8.00/person add-on ticket to the daily admission fee. Guided tours are free for children ages 0-5 and CMH Members.
About Guided Tours of the 1774 Homesite:
Guided tours include the 1774 Alexander Rock House, reconstructed log kitchen, springhouse, and a celebratory ringing of the American Freedom Bell. Tours are led by experienced museum docents and the content is appropriate for family audiences. To learn more about the Homesite and what you’ll learn during a guided tour, visit the About – 1774 Alexander Homesite page.
Guided tours last about 60 minutes and are held rain or shine. Tours may be delayed or cancelled for thunder, lightning, sleet, or other dangerous inclement weather.
The 1774 Alexander Homesite is a beautiful setting on top of a hill. Guided tours of the Homesite include periods of walking and periods of standing for several minutes. There is a paved path from the Museum building to the Homesite that can be accessed by a motorized wheelchair or a wheelchair that can be pushed. The herb garden and path to the kitchen is gravel. The interiors of the house, log kitchen, and springhouse are not accessible by wheelchair. Please let us know if anyone in your party may benefit from special accommodations.
Private group tours are available by appointment only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and availability.
Information about school programs is located on the Programs for Schools page.