Visitor Information



The knowledge of and study of history is critical to understanding the present and planning for the future.  As responsible citizens of this great nation, we are obliged to look back before we can fully appreciate the present and anticipate the future.

The Joel Lane Museum House is an authentic restoration of an 18th-century manor house. The site provides a vehicle for 21st-century Americans to reflect on what their country means to them and to understand the sacrifices made by their ancestors. Those sacrifices resulted in the freedoms we have today to worship, think, and speak as we wish.

By walking the halls of buildings that were standing while our ancestors were fighting for our freedom as a nation, visitors get the richest possible experience of the past.


What visitors say

Thank you for touring us around the Joel Lane House. Our architecture and the way we live has come a long way throughout the years. You really gave us great information on what life was like back when Joel Lane was alive. They lived in very harsh conditions with no heat or air condition which would be very tough today. I appreciate all your help and time put in to tour us around the house.