Period Rooms

The furniture collections at the American Museum are showcased in Period Room settings to create a sense of how American families lived during the last 300 years. Display rooms include a late seventeenth century Puritan home, an eighteenth century tavern, and a sumptuous New Orleans bedroom from about 1860 – the eve of the Civil War.

Volunteer Room Guides
Our expert volunteers are on hand to answer your questions and show you the way around the Museum. A public tour may be on offer on the day of your visit; this will be advertised at Reception.