Joseph Priestley House

Joseph Priestley House anmeldelser, Northumberland

Joseph Priestley House
4.5
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13:00 - 16:00
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13:00 - 16:00

4.5
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Stoneybrook3
Fallston, MD13 bidrag
okt. 2021
We were informed and guided by two excellent volunteer docents, who could answer about any question regarding this very important figure in early American history - who influenced such leaders as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin
Skrevet 10. oktober 2021
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD7 875 bidrag
aug. 2020
We visited this 1798 Georgian clapboard house designed by the wife of the Unitarian theologian/scientific discoverer of oxygen. Even though the 5000 sq ft house was closed due to Covid, the 1 acre grounds were open. They overlook the Susquehanna River(now with a railroad) and have the largest maple tree that I have ever seen.
Skrevet 27. august 2020
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@5005cathy
Waynesboro, PA10 bidrag
sep. 2018 • Par
Wonderful look back in time. Docent was helpful in answering questions. Self guided tour allowed for a pace we wanted to go. Good visit.
Skrevet 2. juli 2019
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981Linda
Philadelphia, PA168 bidrag
aug. 2018 • Familie
We stopped here on our way to Knoebels Amusement Part. It’s about half an hour drive from Knoebels. We lucked out as they were having Oxygen Day when we were scheduled to visit. Dr. Priestley (played by a retired H.S. Chemistry teacher) was scheduled to give a talk and perform several chemical experiments. Since my 16 year old granddaughter will be taking chemistry this year, I thought it would be nice to visit “the Father of Chemistry’s” home. When we arrived at one p.m. , we were able to tour his substantial home where he lived for the last ten years of his life. The first room used in the home was his lab. Priestly is credited with discovering Oxygen and carbon monoxide but there is much more to his history which includes being a clergyman, writing a text on electricity and being a contemporary of Ben Franklin and many others whom he maintained contact. Our visit only lasted for a little over an hour but we came away with so much information, as well as a “gold” penny that Dr. Priestley made through a little alchemy (which we now know is impossible...the penny’s gold like finish is easily removed when handled.). As usual, I wished we had more time to visit.
Skrevet 7. august 2018
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Peggy H
New Town, ND14 bidrag
mar. 2018 • Venner
This was a visit on Charter Sunday. Amazing home of a brilliant man. Historically was what I love to do and see. Who knew he discovered-named carbon monoxide. The demonstration was so enlightening by former chemistry teacher. Speaking in 3rd person as Mr Priestley
Will definitely return for another tour.
I think most would be surprised why he came to America
the work put into this home for the era is period correct.
Skrevet 12. mars 2018
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Karen S
Harrisburg, PA21 bidrag
mar. 2018 • Par
Joseph Priestly's 18h century house is superbly kept with lively costumed docents in several rooms relating interesting history and details of the man and his family as well as of 18th dentury life in America. A trio played period music in the parlor. Joseph Priestly discovered oxygen....Mr Blatchley as Priestly recreates the chemical experiment showing the presence of oxygen as well as other experiments showing the presence of several other gasses. As a former chemistry teacher Mr. Blatchley was quite knowledgeable and deftly performed the experiments while engaging the audience, including children, & imparting scientific knowledge and details about Priestly's life as a theologian, educator. and philosopher who knew and corresponded with Geroge Washington, Thomas Jefferson, &.John Adams.( Priestly considered Ben Franklin his mentor.) Blatchley kept the information flowing throughout the experiments with questions, humor and some jokes. Thoroughly enjoyable for all ages...even providing a small gift for children in the audience at the conclusion of this presentation..
Skrevet 12. mars 2018
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aidaahrar
Lewisburg, PA55 bidrag
jan. 2018 • Familie
The staff are amazing and they do their best to welcome you and fill you with interesting information about the history of the house and Joseph Priestly, the scientist who discovered oxygen.
Skrevet 8. januar 2018
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TheDeltaDog
Downingtown, PA60 bidrag
jul. 2017 • Par
It's a nice little walk and presentation around the grounds and home of Joseph Priestly the person who discovered oxygen (while in England) and Carbon Monoxide while in Pennsylvania. Plan to spend an hour. Children will be bored.
Skrevet 5. juli 2017
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Peter J
Lewisburg, PA127 bidrag
des. 2016 • Venner
Over the holiday the group put on an amazing re-enactment of Joseph Priestley's experiments with gases. Ones he conducted here in Pennsylvania. Very entertaining and accurate and exciting for the whole family.
Skrevet 26. april 2017
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joyceTL4
Selinsgrove, PA442 bidrag
mar. 2017 • Alene
Easy to find with plenty of room for parking in their lot or on the street. Restrooms inside the Visitors Center. This was my first time there and they were celebrating Priestley's birthday so admission was free and there was a birthday cake. A retired chemistry teacher, who portrays Dr. Priestley, spoke about 'his' life and then conducted 18th century chemistry demonstrations for half an hour. He is awesome!!! The packed house of adults and children listened intently. He showed how to turn a penny gold, how to tell different types of airs by using test tubes, minerals, liquids and flame. He was fun and interesting!
Then I took a self tour of the first floor. The rooms included the library, kitchen, dining room, living room and his lab. In each room were docents dressed in period garb, some were even playing instruments of songs from back in the day. All of them took time to talk about the house and the history.
Back at the visitors center there are some of the usual tourist items to purchase, but also some really good historical books and stories about scientists and their discoveries. This mansion is a nice example of Federal style architecture. A great way to spend an afternoon!
Skrevet 12. mars 2017
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