Important Notice

June 26, 2018

There's a wonderful Ella Fitzgerald song entitled "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall".  Unfortunately, for the Best House falling rain isn't the issue.  However, old lath and plaster ceilings are! 


Please be advised that the house will be closed for the next few weeks while we work to repair the ceilings.  

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates.

Welcome to our Site!

As if awaiting the return of Dr. Best from a house call on his horse-drawn carriage, this Victorian home and medical office captures the elegance of the turn of the century. Serving a small-town American community from 1884 to 1991, the Dr. Best collection echoes reminders of a quickly changing era. Civil War, railroad and telephone artifacts all reflect the character of this family of pioneers and visionaries. The expansive and unique collection includes thousands of bottles, automotive memorabilia, clothing and quilts, to name a few as well as the fully stocked period kitchen and state-of-the-art medical equipment.

Come Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for great volunteers!

Recruiting is now underway for adventure guides and attendants. No experience is required.  Several slots are available for guides Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  If being a guide isn't your thing - no worries!  There are many other ways to contribute.  The Best House hosts many events throughout the year and we can always use an extra set of hands.  

Benefits of volunteering include access to our paid programs including our paranormal events (limited space available) and being a part of an amazing team of individuals enriching the life of our community!