The Daweswood House Museum was originally the home of the John Brumback family. John, a pioneer blacksmith and farmer, designed and financed the construction of the brick farmhouse in 1866-67.
Around 1917, the Dawes family purchased 140 acres of the Brumback farm, known as Woodland, including the 50-year-old brick farmhouse that became their country home. In the late 1920s, modernization and structural changes were made to fit the family’s needs.
Today, ten rooms of the Daweswood House Museum display 19th and 20th century antiques and memorabilia that reflect the lifestyle and collecting interests of the Dawes family.
Guided tours are currently being given at the following times:
- May – October on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 2pm
- March-April on Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 2pm
- November-February Closed
Prices for tours are $2 adults/$1 youth/members free. Tickets for tours are purchased in the Visitors Center. Photography not permitted inside Daweswood House Museum. If you would like to pre-arrange a tour for a group, please contact our History Department at 740.323.2355. Please call ahead to confirm tour days, as the house is periodically closed for special events.