Sunday, November 13, 2011

My Trip to Heritage Square

If you're ever in the mood for an afternoon of Victorian indulgence, visit the Heritage Square Museum in Highland Park, CA. You can walk through a handful of restored Victorian era houses and learn about their history by a costumed docent. Many of the homes available for tour have been completely landscaped and restored with original floors, wall coverings and furniture.
Some of the structures contain "ghost" stories and one in particular has a creepy home doctor's office and operating suite you can browse. It was interesting yet scary, and although I didn't hear any paranormal activity, I did see some chickens roaming around the grounds.
One of the more upscale rooms of the houses. You can definitely see the vast difference between the wealthy and the middle class by their interiors.

Life certainly wasn't easy in those days, demonstrated by the washing machine alone. Such work to wash just one sheet! Anyways, it is a nice spot for an afternoon trip. Check it out if you have the chance!

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