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Decorative Arts Tour

Ornamentation at The Octagon House

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Join us for a special look at Victorian decorative arts!

New for 2024, this tour focuses on the decorative arts of the Armour-Stiner Octagon House, including objects and histories not addressed on our other tours. It is perfect for returning visitors and 19th century decorative arts enthusiasts! Spurred by the Victorian sensibility that a bare room was in poor taste, The Octagon House is filled with details meant to both impress and amuse its visitors. Join us for this unique exploration of 19th century decorative objects – including one of the finest collections of neo-Roman decorative arts in the country – and learn what they can tell us about 1870s America. From the furniture and carpets to the lighting fixtures and silverware, visitors will see the Octagon House from a whole new perspective!