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The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens

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Address: 400 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712-5705
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+1 479-254-3870
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In 1875, Colonel Samuel West Peel built a marvelous villa tower Italiante...

In 1875, Colonel Samuel West Peel built a marvelous villa tower Italiante mansion on the outskirts of Bentonville, Arkansas. It was a working farmstead surrounded by 180 acres of apple trees. The Peel Mansion is an outdoor museum of heritage roses, perennials, and native plants. Various vignette gardens are interlaced among curvilinear walks and large shade trees creating a most appropriate setting for this great historic building of Northwest Arkansas.

Also on the site is the pre-Civil War Andy Lynch log cabin which serves as a gatehouse and Museum Store at the entrance to the grounds.

*Tours are available every hour on the hour.*

The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens offers a variety of event options - wedding ceremony and reception, rehearsal dinners, group luncheons and tours, as well as civic or corporate events. We have the perfect venue for your special event!

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We did a guided tour which is on the hour for $5 each. The guide was very knowledgeable and the history of the house was very interesting. The tour lasts around 25 minutes. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went to the Peel which we had previously missed (we my other review on this attraction). The tour was fun and the house interesting. Most of the place and furnishings are not original to the home - or original period when it was built. It is a facsimile of what it may have looked like at some point in history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

It was nice to see a plantation that wasn't in the deep south. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. Our tour lasted longer than it was supposed to. I thought the girls room was interesting as it had its own entrance that wasn't on the inside of the house.

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okla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

the Guided tour is very cheap, and very informative such an interesting story. Would love to come back at different times of the year. They have different things going on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We did a guided tour which is on the hour for $5 each. The guide was very knowledgeable and the history of the house was very interesting. The tour lasts around 25 minutes. I would say that it's not suitable for small children.

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We just had a visit to the Peel Mansion and was served a lovely Lunch. Food was good and so was the company.

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Sun City West Az
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This home was interesting and the guide made it even more interesting giving the story of Samuel Peel with some fun little antidotes. It's worth seeing and the tour takes about 1 hour.

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Nw Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have visited the Peel Mansion a couple of times. Great place to see how folks lived in Bentonville many years ago. Staff is friendly and lots to look at. Be sure to ask questions...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We attended a wonderful birthday luncheon for a dear lady that is like my husband's 2nd mama. Nelle has been volunteering at Peel Mansion for 25 years. The room was beautifully decorated in white and pink. The grounds were immaculate. If you are traveling in the area, drop by and talk to Ms. Nelle for a little history tour of... More 

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Hudson Oaks, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you are interested in local history and have some extra time this museum is worth a visit. The house has been nicely restored and the family history is interesting. Although only the family history sets this restored home apart from many others one may visit it was interesting. The gardens are not as extensive as expected from reading about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Really nice to step way back in local time to see how well to do lived. Beautiful old place, well cared for.

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