Constructed from early 1800s to 1830, Peterstown House was built as a stagecoach stop and today it stands as a testament of time and as a tribute to the rich and vibrant history of Waterloo.
The house transformed from a stagecoach stop to an apartment building by the early 1900s. By 1973, the house was scheduled for demolition but was spared when Alfred Mueller and other citizens of Waterloo formed the Peterstown Heritage Society and purchased the house.
The museum opened in 1973 and took years of painstaking work to restore it to what visitors see today.
Just by looking at the exterior of the house, it looks like a New England Saltbox, but once you enter, you can see the building was constructed in the French-style.
There are eight rooms full of antiques and displays for your viewing pleasure, as well as a large second floor ballroom with many unique displays. In addition to the main structure, there are three out buildings open to the public: a wash house/ summer kitchen and two log cabins.
The Peterstown House is listed on the National Regsister of Historic Places.