The Columns Museum

The Columns Museum, Milford: Address, Phone Number, The Columns Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Columns Museum
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Road319343
Matamoras, PA7 contributions
Nots worth it
Jan 2021
THE place is old, dusty and dirty. It is a real grow back type joint. The basement got some type of speak easy bar in for the local bike types. It don’t pear to be worth’s it. They got some shin digs on Sunday’s for fruit and veg Lakers.
Written 15 June 2021
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Dave M
fishkill, ny481 contributions
Great Place to Spend Some Time
Jun 2021
I had some business in the morning in nearby Middletown and I wanted to do something enjoyable afterwards. I read about this museum and figured I'd check it out. I wasn't disappointed. The museum is within a beautiful mansion in downtown Milford which is quaint village itself. The museum has the flag used to absorb President Lincoln's blood after he was shot by Booth at the Ford's Theater in DC. The lady at the museum gave a nice presentation recounting the events of that fateful night. She explained how The Columns acquired the flag and how it had been on display for a while at the Smithsonian. There are a lot of interesting artifacts from the Civil War within as well. The mansion is open and it is awesome. Each room has some exhibits. For the $5 admission, this place is a gem!
Written 13 June 2021
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treeface
Ambler, PA406 contributions
Well worth a visit
Apr 2021
The Museum contains the large American flag which was used to cushion President Lincoln's head as he lay mortally wounded on the floor of the Presidential Box at Ford's Theater after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. The Playbill for "Our American Cousin" which was the play the Lincoln's had gone to see at Ford's Theater is on permanent display at this museum. There are also displays about notable names associated with Pike County, such as Zane Grey and Gifford Pinchot, the latter who was America's first Chief Forester and a two term Governor of PA. Admission is only $5.00. It's best to confirm hours that the museum will be open..
Written 18 April 2021
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travelbob1
New Windsor, NY853 contributions
No Tours, but still worth the Visit
Oct 2020
We called ahead for an appointment. We were met on time at the door. No tours were available. The numerous displays were sufficiently labeled with written narratives to be informative. There is a lot to learn about this region going from room to room. The very large front porch makes for a wonderful photo-op.
Written 23 November 2020
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Ed T.
5 contributions
Lincoln Flag
Oct 2019
A hidden gem. I did not know of the history of the Lincoln Flag. The tour guide very well versed in the history of the Flag. Civil War memorabilia.
Written 28 October 2019
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marcain
Washington DC, DC181 contributions
Charming. Beautiful facility.
Sep 2019
This museum is charming. It's set up in an old mansion, lovingly restored. Lots of exhibit rooms, each with a different focus. This is a dream example of a local historical museum. Terminally hokey in a way, but charming. Lots of local flavour. For the philosophically minded, Charles Peirce (pronounced "purse") apparently has a nexus here.

Very nice displays, with lots of explanation. Old military and women's ball "uniforms", showing what life used to be like at one level in this town. The dedication of the Milford Historical Society is evident in every display.

This review is NOT tongue-in-cheek. This really is a charming example of what a local historical society can do.
Written 9 September 2019
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592cenab
21 contributions
Collections here are great! So is the Farmer's Market.
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Columns Museum has beautiful collections. If you're visiting on a rainy day - be sure to make this a stop on your list. They also host a Farmer's Market with local goodies on summer weekends.
Written 3 July 2019
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garyrichmond
New York City, NY185 contributions
Small museum of local history plus the LIncoln Flag
Jul 2018 • Friends
If you're in Milford you must visit The Columns Museum if for no other reason than to see the large Lincoln Flag, authenticated as having been used to wrap his body directly after his assassination. But there are many other delights here, and one can spend a pleasant hour in the musuem.
Written 17 June 2019
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Tom D
Tranquility, NJ822 contributions
Amazing to see a Lincoln Flag
May 2019
We heard about the Lincoln Flag at the Milford Visitor Center & visited the Pike County Historical Society at The Columns Museum. Lincoln Flag exhibit is well represented and amazing to see. The museum has local historical artifacts and a docent to answer any questions. Worthwhile to visit.
Written 22 May 2019
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Sharon P
Boonton316 contributions
Surprisingly Good
May 2019 • Friends
Quaint little museum in a mansion that is one of the most interesting parts of the museum -- lots of beautiful woodwork, stained glass windows and elegant fireplaces. Aside from the flag that purportedly cradled Lincoln's head as he lay dying at the Ford Theater, there are separate mini exhibits about famous people in the area (Zane Grey, for one). On top of that, the museum is chock-ful of individual pieces that are fascinating, like the stuffed animal collection, the antique grandfather clock, the old-fashioned permanent (i.e., curling) machine, and more. Allow about 1-1/2 hours to leisurely stroll through. Limited hours, so check the schedule.
Written 14 May 2019
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