McFaddin-Ward House

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  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Reservations Recommended: true

The stately McFaddin-Ward House was built in 1906 in the Beaux-Arts Colonial style. The building and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family who lived in the house for 75 years. All tours of the main house are docent-led. Reservations are strongly recommended. Children must be 8 years or older to tour the house. All ages are welcome on a self-guided tour of the Carriage House. The McFaddin-Ward House Museum serves as the city's cultural and historic center offering house tours of the three-story home and hosting special events. The historic home is a 12,800 square-foot Beaux Arts Colonial Revival style house and its structure and furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family who lived in the house for seventy-five years. The three-story home has been restored to the period 1906-1950 when the McFaddin's and Ward's lived in the home. With its four massive Ionic columns and colonnade-lined porch, the house graces a full city block. Two massive, 120-year-old Live Oak trees shade the porte-cochere while anchoring the 40,000 square feet of spacious lawns, flower beds and rose gardens. Behind the home is a two-story carriage house, complete with servants' quarters, a gymnasium and hayloft, and horse stalls. The museum can make the rare claim that the vast majority of furnishings on display are original to the home, as most historic homes lose their contents through inheritance, back taxes, or updating.

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