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Behind-the-Scenes Dollhouse Tour


Delve into the magic of the Elizabeth Johnston Prime Dollhouse and Toy Collection & see the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts as it has never been seen before with this behind-the-scenes tour into the vault.

One of the Nation’s largest dollhouse collections, this exhibit is comprised of 44 buildings complete with over 6,000 time period appropriate pieces.

Witness the transformation of architecture, clothing, and furniture styles spanning across a hundred years through these elegantly embellished dollhouses, like the fascinating beauty of an 1895 English Townhouse or an 1890’s French Villa.

American and European made, these houses exemplify the designs of well-known manufacturers, including Christian Hacker and Moritiz Gottschalk.

Guests will see the intricate, beautiful dollhouses in our newly renovated, state of the art, environmentally controlled Collections Resource Center! This vault provides visitors with a new way to view these exceptional artifacts in a safe, climate controlled home.

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To arrange a custom tour, please contact the Visitor Center & Museum Store at 1-800-360-TOUR.


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