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The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens

400 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712-5705
+1 479-254-3870
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This was the highlight of my trip.

While, not much of the house or the furnishings are original, the restoration is as accurate as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
susette0
Nicely kept gardens

We arrived just after 3 so we missed the last house tour of the day. We did spend time wandering... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
OneAddictedTraveler
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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In 1875, Colonel Samuel West Peel built a marvelous villa tower Italiante mansion on the outskirts of Bentonville, Arkansas. It was a working farmstead surrounded by 180 acres of apple trees. The Peel Mansion is an outdoor museum of heritage roses, perennials, and native plants. Various vignette gardens are interlaced among curvilinear walks and large shade trees creating a most appropriate setting for this great historic building of Northwest Arkansas. Also on the site is the pre-Civil War Andy Lynch log cabin which serves as a gatehouse and Museum Store at the entrance to the grounds. *Tours are available every hour on the hour.* The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens offers a variety of event options - wedding ceremony and reception, rehearsal dinners, group luncheons and tours, as well as civic or corporate events. We have the perfect venue for your special event!
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  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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“log cabin” (5 reviews)
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400 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712-5705
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+1 479-254-3870
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While, not much of the house or the furnishings are original, the restoration is as accurate as possible. They even did core samples of the walls to determine paint color and wallpaper in order to replicate it. The furnishings are all accurate to the time...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

We arrived just after 3 so we missed the last house tour of the day. We did spend time wandering through the nicely kept gardens.

1  Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a relatively well preserved house that is part of the history of Bentonville. It is staffed by volunteers who will give you a guided tour or allow you to wander through the rooms by yourself. Take the guided tour, because there is very...More

1  Thank Keith032
Reviewed 11 May 2017

And great stories. Volunteers give tours of the property. It is nice to see places like this survive. Love the stories which are always of strong determined people. No hand outs, just hard work and the intelligence to take advantage of opportunities.

1  Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The stories told by the guide made the trip enjoyable! Some place to spend an afternoon with family and friends.

1  Thank Sherry W
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting visit to a lovely Victorian home with furniture, books, clothing and lots of authentic items from 1800's. Docent was friendly and anxious to tell us many interesting facts and stories from several generations gone by. Grounds are beautiful but WalMart has...More

3  Thank onesweetgem
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Lovely little house with many features we expect to find in U.K along with a great story told by very friendly guide.

1  Thank janet k
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I took my two your children on this tour, 4 and 6, and we learned a lot about daily life in the late 1800's. The gift shop is also the original cabin, which is great to see too!

1  Thank lauriehendrix
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a taste of how people lived back in the day. Very historical and beautiful . The gardens are nice too.

1  Thank Janethalesmith
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went to the Peel which we had previously missed (we my other review on this attraction). The tour was fun and the house interesting. Most of the place and furnishings are not original to the home - or original period when it was built. It...More

2  Thank schnedavid
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Nancy M
28 June 2017|
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Response from schnedavid | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure about the tour times. Call them for help. Have fun! David
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marybX7475WZ
22 January 2017|
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Response from 4Katy | Reviewed this property |
It is closed Sunday and Monday. Hours the rest of the week are 10:00-3:00.
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JohnandKariF
15 June 2015|
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Response from ColonelPeel | Property representative |
Hi @JohnandKariF - thank you for inquiring about Drink the Garden...of course it's a GREAT event! It will very much be worth "battling the heat." We're also increasing this year to seven mixologists (from four last year). We... More
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