Ker Place Museum Reopening
Ker Place is reopening for tours on Saturday, March 9th from 11am-3pm. The federal-period Georgian-style house was built from 1799 to 1803 for prosperous merchant farmer John Shepherd Ker; his wife, Agnes Corbin Ker; and their family. It is described by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission as “the finest and most elaborate Federal mansion on Virginia’s Eastern Shore” and “one of the Shore’s major architectural landmarks.”
The elegant home has been restored to its original appearance as noted in the 1806 John Ker inventory. Rich colors, detailed plaster work, and finely crafted woodwork are found throughout the house. Period antique furnishings create an authentic ambiance of plantation life in the early 19th century on the Eastern Shore. There are also tales and relics of general Eastern Shore history spread throughout the museum.
Guided tours with a docent will be available, or if you prefer, enjoy a self-led audio tour through the Shore History app click here to download it.