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Bradford House Museum

Bradford House Museum

This stone house, built in 1788, was home to attorney David Bradford, a leader in the Whiskey Rebellion. Today, this beautifully restored and furnished National Historic Landmark is open year-round for group tours.  The museum includes an 18th century garden and replica log kitchen cabin.  Visitors of all ages enjoy visiting this house.  It is believed that Alexander Hamilton knocked on the front door, the same front door that stands today.

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.

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.  

Whiskey Rebellion Education and Visitor Center

The Whiskey Rebellion Education and Visitor Center educates visitors about the historical significance of the Whiskey Rebellion and David Bradford, a history that is unique to western Pennsylvania and Washington County. The center is fully accessible and located steps from the Bradford House Museum. Come see how the Whiskey Rebellion helped shape American history through educational hands-on activities and displays including a historic timeline, period exhibits, and 18th century tavern bar, and distilling displays.  Many historical firsts resulted from the Whiskey Rebellion, such as the first excise tax levied by the federal government and the first use of the Presidential pardon.  Winner of a 2022 PA Museums Merit Award.

Located west of Pittsburgh, Washington County


Tracie Liberatore
PO Box 537, Washington, PA 15301

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