Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Oldest Stone House Museum Garden

Here's a garden from Lakewood, Ohio, my former residence, and a place that is dear to my heart.

The stone house was made in 1838 by settler, John Honam, a weaver from Scotland.  It has been preserved as a typical early period home.  If you go to visit, you will find it on the grounds of Lakewood Park.

Inside you can see spinning wheels, antique furniture, period clothing, tools, books, dolls, and toys.

 Outside, you can see an herb garden enclosed in a split-rail fence.  The plants that are grown here are ones that were used for scents, dyes, and seasoning for pioneer cooking.  A few tombstones are also on display in one section of the garden.

Tours of the museum are conducted by a costumed lady on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.  Admission is free.


  1. Nothing says flower garden like a few tombstones, huh?

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    1. Lakewood is a very charming place - lots of old Victorian houses with big front porches (and pretty gardens).

  3. Sounds like a nice museum garden. Thanks for sharing about it.