Stoddard Tin Shop

Visit the Sylvester and Charity Stoddard home to view a restored 1840s tin shop, complete with tools and a demonstration of tinsmith techniques. Learn how Stoddard used patterns to make his tin items by hand.  See a hurricane lamp and hear how people could identify each other in the dark by the custom-patterned light coming from their tin lamps. Step from the shop into Charity's sitting room to gain insight into frontier living. You might be surprised how innovative people were without modern technology.

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Latitude: 40.545166 Longitude: -91.391718 Elevation: 546 ft
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Hours Open

May to September: Mon-Sat, 9am- 6pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm // Other Months: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm

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Pet Friendly Notes

Since this shop is an historical museum with irreplaceable artifacts and demonstration tools, pets may not be brought inside.  We appreciate your understanding. Service dogs are allowed.

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