The American Treasure Tour's doll and dollhouse collections represent are displayed for your enjoyment. Please feel free to explore among them and the information provided for them here.
Dollhouses have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. The earliest surviving examples date to right around 3,000 B.C. during the time of the Ancient Egyptians. Miniature homes were placed in tombs, likely to serve religious purposes. Fast forward to 16th-century Europe, and 'baby houses' were created for adults and regarded as trophies. Since then, they have been created both for children to use as toys and by adults to show off their own craftsmanship skills or miniature collections. The dollhouses and miniature buildings displayed at the American Treasure Tour are their own works of art. Each one is different, showing off Victorian, Second Empire, Federal, Prairie and numerous other styles, they are spread out over the Music Room and the Toy Box. Few of the houses displayed are furnished, but they are all quite elegant.