News-Antique.com - Dec 07,2007 - Recent publications have commented on the problems of
Historic sites due to decreased traffic and increased
costs. In particular, one author concludes that there are just too many Historic House open to the public.
This is confirmed by the number that are being sold off for private use.
These historic locations charge admission and sponsor a numger of special events for a fee.
Many have established on-line Gift Shops that sell site related items, not antiques.
You can help by buying Some of Your Holliday Gifts from the Gift Shops of New England's Historic Villages & House Museums.
This webpage lists and links to a number of these
Gift Shops and gives some examples of the site
related products they sell.
All purchases to be made directly from the Gift Shop offering the item.
Price and availability must be confirmed with the Gift Shop offering the item.
Some of the locations mentiones are Old Deerfield,
Mystic Seaport, Plimouth Plantation, Peabody Essex Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, Beverly Historical Society, Denison Homestead, Old Tavern, and
Keeler Tavern Museum.
Typical items are related books, china ware,
appropriate toys and reproductions.
Links to New Englands Historic Villages may be found at
Links to about 100 Historic Houses can be found at