General Tours by appointment only

Please call office and leave your phone number to make a tour reservation for up to six people



Providing an intimate experience of
history,  heritage, and home. 

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Experience the warmth and charm of life as it was lived by a small-town doctor.  Dr. Thomas R. Kerr, his wife Jessie, and daughter Virginia lived in their gracious home in Oakmont, a quaint town outside of Pittsburgh that provided an escape from the often harsh conditions of life in the city. The museum portrays middle-class family life in the late nineteenth century. This period was marked by the extremes of fabulous wealth and grinding poverty, which overshadowed the emerging middle class.


The Best of Christmas Past

Nov. 18, 2022 Through Jan. 4, 2023

The Kerr Museum is culminating its yearlong

20th Anniversary celebration by highlighting several past Christmas displays.

Visit the Kerr Museum during the
holidays to experience how Victorians celebrated Christmas. The Kerr household
is busy preparing for the festive season by making the plum pudding, hanging the
mistletoe and pine garlands and trimming the Victorian Christmas tree with fairy
lamps, kugels and dresdens. Start a new holiday tradition by celebrating with co-
workers, friends or family at the Kerr Museum.


Open by appointment only.

Call 412-826-9295 to book a guided tour.

This year, due to an overwhelming response, the popular Evening Candlelight Tours sold out quickly. If you missed out on this special event be sure to check the website next year for the 2023 Candlelight Tour details.


Always a reason to return!!!



Victorian Christmas Exhibit

November 17, 2022 – January 4, 2023


Holiday Candlelight Tours:

December 2 & December 9

Sold Out

The Kerr Museum with be closed for 
January and February 2023

We will reopen Spring 2023