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Ker Place, Onancock

#128 of 303 in Museums in Virginia
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 -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 Shepard, a native of Scotland. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. It is located in the Onancock Historic District.
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  • 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 enj...  more »
  • We were looking for something to do outside of Chincoteague so we wandered down the coast and stopped at Ker Place. We were lucky enough to have the docent just be starting a tour. She was wonderful a...  more »

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