David Bradford House Museum
The David Bradford House has operated as a museum for over 50 years. This National Historic Landmark is furnished as it would have been at the time it was built in 1788. A must see is the magnificent mahogany staircase and the interior wood finishes, The stone for the exterior was quarried near Washington, while the interior decorations came from the east and had to be transported across the mountains at great expense. It was, and is again today, an 18th Century architectural showpiece.
We offer various group tours such as the Scents of the 18th Century where guests enjoy a guided tour plus they get to make a homemade potpourri sachet while learning about the garden's herbs. Another group tour favorite is Tastes of the 18th Century where guests enjoy an 18th century recipe treat or a glass of wine courtesy of a local winery, The Washington Winery. We partner with local businesses such as wineries, whiskey distilleries and cafes to provide a great all around experience.
All of our docents are retired school teachers and lead tours wearing 18th century period clothing. Tours can be adjusted to match any age group. Please allow roughly one hour for each tour. The exterior cabin and garden are handicap accessible. Motor coach parking is available. Visit our website for more history and photos.
Located west of Pittsburgh, Washington County
PO Box 537, Washington, PA 15301