Jefferson County historic house open to public
July 12, 2012 ·
One of the oldest wood frame house in West Virginia is opening its doors to the public Saturday and offering an 18th century toy demonstration.
The Peter Burr House in Jefferson
County dates to the mid 1700’s. A
state historical marker says it was built on 480 acres of land granted by Lord
Fairfax to Burr who was the cousin of the country’s third vice president, Aaron
On Saturday visitors can tour the house, watch bakers make
artisan bread in a fire fueled outdoor brick oven, and learn about colonial era
toys and games.
Members of the organization Reliving History and the
Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission will demonstrate how to make
18th century toys and games, and how to play with them.
The Peter Burr house will be open from 10a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday.