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KER (KERR) PLACE                                   757-787-8012
69-71 Market Street, Onancock, VA  23417

DIRECTIONS: 60 mi. South of Salisbury, MD, right at Burger King, Onley, 2 miles; 43 mi. North of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, left at Burger King, Onley, 2 miles.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  1799 mansion and museum.  Federal period architecture. Home of the Eastern Shore Historical Society. This home is the finest example of Federal architecture on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Only two families lived in this mansion from when the Kers moved in in 1801 until it was purchased by the ESVHS in 1960.

PARKING:  1 wheelchair accessible parking space.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Brick and small gravel paths.  Paths are 100-200 ft. long with no steep grades.   

ENTRANCE:  Front of building.  6 exterior steps, each 7 in. in height.  Handrails left and right.  Entry doors, 45 in. wide, easily open out with round knob handle located 36 in. above floor.  6 in. step in lobby, right of front door.  Handrails.  A ramped entrance at the rear of the building provides access to the first floor.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Available, but not wheelchair accessible.      

Guide book for guests with disabilities.

For guests with hearing disabilities,there are signing interpreters available with advance notice.  Written scripts are available.  

For guests with visual disabilities, there are documents in large print on non-glossy surface.

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 36 in. wide.  Shelf height from 12 in. to 6 ft.   Clerks  assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Admission fee.  Open 11-4 Tu-Sat, March-Dec.


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