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Christmas Candlelight Tours

December 1 and December 8, 2023

Visit the Kerr Museum this Christmas season for a special Victorian Christmas Candlelight Tour. The Kerr residence will be decorated with Victorian ornaments, garlands on the banister and other festive holiday items in preparation for Christmas day. The theme this year is “The Magic of Christmas”, which will feature many beloved children’s toys. This holiday season will come alive with our volunteers dressed in Victorian outfits and who knows, maybe Dr. Kerr will welcome you in person to his home. Call 412-826-9295 to make a reservation. The tours are $35 per person. Advanced payment is required. There is limited availability so don’t delay. This popular event will fill up quickly!!


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.

“The Magic of Christmas”
Nov. 16 through Jan. 3, 2024
It’s that magical time of the year again! You are invited to join the Kerr Museum in celebrating the Christmas season with regular daytime tours. This year’s theme, The Magic of Christmas, introduces and/or reminds guests of all the wonderful traditions that were common at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Kerr household is busy preparing for the festive season by making a plum pudding, hanging the mistletoe and pine garlands, and trimming the tree.  The exhibit will highlight toys that children loved.

Get into the Christmas spirit by contacting the Kerr Memorial Museum (412- 826-9295) to reserve your spot on a daytime guided tour. All tours are by appointment only.

Always a Reason to Return!


Reservations for Exhibit Tours or Events,

please call the Kerr Museum office at




Victorian Christmas Exhibit

November 16, 2023 through January 3, 2024

Christmas Candlelight Tours Event

December 1st and 8th, 2023

Advanced pre-paid reservations required

Space is Limited


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