History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $7 for admission and guided tour for two ($12 value)
- $14 for admission and guided tour for four for the guided historic tour ($24 value)
- $9 for family-rate admission and guided tour for two adults and up to three children for the guided historic tour ($15 value)
Guided tours take place half past the hour Tuesday–Saturday 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m, with the last tour of the day taking place at 3:30 p.m. Children aged 5 and younger are free.
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing
You might think there's a lot of history to be discovered at Riverside; it was a thriving riverboat landing throughout most of the 1800s, after all. But there's even more history than that, as the site itself dates much further back in time. Long before the Greek Revival house was built by the Farnsley family and subsequently bought by the Moremens, the site was home to Native American cultures for thousands of years. Ongoing archaeological digs reveal both the history of the Farnsley and Moremen families who called this place home--as well as the pre-historic Native Americans who lived here before them. Today, visitors can take a tour through the millennia by dropping in on Civil War–era living in the reconstructed kitchen and experiencing even more ancient times by examining the stone tools and pottery discovered in ongoing archaeological excavations. The 1837 Greek Revival Farnsley-Moremen House stands at the center and stretches across 300 acres while showcasing spectacular scenic views of the Ohio River.
“Come expecting an interesting tour and lots of information. It's great fun and everyone was so nice. We really enjoyed our afternoon and will definitely go back. ...”
“Come expecting an interesting tour and lots of information. It's great fun and everyone was so nice. We really enjoyed our afternoon and will definitely go back. It is just lovely.”
“Enjoyable tour with beautiful views and vistas of the river. The tour gives you a look into what history would have been in the 1700's and 1800's for a well to do...”
“Enjoyable tour with beautiful views and vistas of the river. The tour gives you a look into what history would have been in the 1700's and 1800's for a well to do middle class family. The inner workings are explored with the kitchen garden and surrounding area. Active digs around the home.”
“It is an interesting way to see a unique way of life.”