Located in Danville, Kentucky, the Great American Dollhouse Museum showcases more than 200 antique and artisan dollhouses, room boxes and buildings. The site is housed in a 6,000 square foot historic building originally constructed in 1939 and the site of a former National Guard Armory.
The museum’s main Exhibition Hall has three main areas. The first presents a timeline of United States History, from Native American through Colonial, Old West, early Southwest, and modern eras. Hundreds of thousands of multi-scaled miniatures give historically accurate representations of what it would have been like to live in various regions of the United States throughout the ages.
The second major display area is a miniature town, circa 1910, complete with business, retail, and factory districts, plus a Shaker village and a mansion district. Through fictional stories, visitors are immersed in the day-to-day lives of the town’s inhabitants.
The last major display is a forested fantasy land filled with mythical creatures, including faeries, elves, witches, trolls, and a walk-in dragon cave.
In addition to the exhibits, the museum also has a play area, an educational centre, and outdoor landscaped gardens. An on-site gift shop sells traditional museum memorabilia as well as a large selection of miniatures, including furniture, building components, and accessories at a wide range of price points.
Plan your next vacation to include a visit to a play-related store, museum, or private collection.