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The Carlin House
Construction of the Carlin House was completed in 1845 and is one of the oldest and most unusual houses in our area. As a “grout house,” built by laying courses of a kind of cement on top of one another, it has won a place on the National Register of Historic Places. It is furnished with mostly 19th century antiques, some of which are original to the house. Thus, the house itself and the contents as displayed have historic significance. We have taken care to assure the historical integrity of the floors, wallpaper, lights, and furnishings so that visitors can gain insight into how our Palmyra ancestors lived.
Photo: Dining room in the Carlin House
Some of our antiques are labeled for easy identification. But the house is best explored with the assistance of a docent, who is always available during museum hours and by appointment.
If you visit on your own, h
If you visit on your own, here are just a few of the items you might see while exploring the house:
Photo: Two gentlemen playing cards in the Carlin House
Photo: Mother, daughter, and cat in the kitchen