Journey back to 1813, to a majestic Regency stone mansion, Keillor House in the historic village of Dorchester. It is named after its builder John Keillor a stonemason, the son of a Yorkshire immigrants. Period dressed guides will delight you with stories about the house, the Keillor Family, and 19th century life in the village. Every tour promises a unique adventure, whether you prefer viewing fine antiques and china, sampling biscuits fresh from the bake oven or listening to the antique cylinder music box.
Architecture is classic Regency. It is furnished as it would have been during the middle-to-late 19th century. Most of the original construction remains; hair plaster, split lathe, elaborate mill work, nine original fireplaces. A spiral three –storey staircase takes you to the attic bedroom where the farm hand slept.
The Coach House, located behind Keillor House, contains carriages, domestic and farm implements from the 1800’s as well as the Dorchester Penitentiary Collection ‘100 years of Crime and Punishment” with prison art, weapons and shackles.
Check the museum website for details on the a series of Historical Fashion Tea & Talks, Heritage Craft Fair, Sandpiper Festival Breakfast, Haunted House Tour and Victorian Christmas Dinners.