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General Tours by appointment only

Please call office and leave your phone number to make a tour reservation.



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.

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"Victorian Christening Customs" 

March 1, 2023 until End of May

Nothing captures the joy and rebirth of spring more than a new baby in the family! To celebrate spring the Kerr Museum is ready to welcome back our visitors with an exhibit “Victorian Christening Customs”. The Victorian baby’s first public appearance was known as “The Christening”, which consisted of a religious ceremony followed by an elaborate afternoon reception at home. Our exhibit will feature many lovely, elegant Christening gowns, precious baby bonnets and items for the nursery, as well as the dining room table set for a proper celebration of the new arrival. We hope to see you soon to celebrate the return of spring!!  

Open by appointment only.

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

Always a Reason to Return!!!

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The Kerr Museum with be closed for 
January and February 2023

We will reopen March 1, 2023

Victorian Christening Customs Exhibit 

March 1, 2023 through May, 2023

Christening gowns, bonnets and more

Upstairs, Downstairs at the Kerr Exhibit

June 2, 2023 through September 6, 2023

Experience the elegance of the upstair's family

and the responsibilities of the downstair's help

Victorian Halloween Traditions Exhibit

September 11, 2023 through November 10, 2023

Special Evening Halloween Tours Event

Dates to be announced

Victorian Christmas Exhibit

November 16, 2023 through January 3, 2024

Christmas Candlelight Tours Event

Dates to be announced

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