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Ker Place, Onancock

#132 of 309 in Museums in Virginia
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Ker Place, also known as Kerr Place, is a historic home located at Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia. It was built in 1799, and is a two-story, five-bay rectangular Federal-style dwelling with a central projecting pedimented pavilion on both the front and rear elevations. It has a cross-gable roof and a two-story wing which originally was a ​1 1⁄2-story kitchen connected to the house by a hyphen. In 1960, the house and two acres of land were acquired by, and made the headquarters of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, which operates it as an early 19th-century historic house museum.
The first owner was John Shepherd Ker, a native of Accomack County, Virginia, son of Edward Ker, a native of Cessford, Scotland and Margaret Shepherd, from Northampton County, Virginia. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. It is located in the Onancock Historic District.
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  • If you're in the area, suggest you spend an hour here. Really interesting old house, parking next door. Well informed and pleasant staff. There are plenty of exhibits to see, with the occaisional...  more »
  • We visited town on our sailboat Terrapin. We stayed about three days. We have visited annually and always enjoyed walking the grounds at Ker Place. (I love the kitchen garden). This we went in and...  more »

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