The Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens is a historic site dating back to 1870s.
Samuel West Peel, a soldier, senator, businessman, and emissary to Native American tribes in the west, had the home constructed in 1875. It was built in the style of a villa tower Italian mansion. The heritage gardens contain many native and historic plants based on historical records.
Peel Mansion is a magnificent structure with many unique elements. Some of the highlights of the home include pine graining, custom-made designer curtains, a wooden balustrade stairway, and Greek Revival molded trim. Back in the 1800s, kerosene lamps and chandeliers lit the house. To recreate this lighting, wicks, globes, and other unusual lighting fixtures have been installed. The interior of the house has been furnished with authentic historic furniture and accessories that reflect the Victorian period.
The Heritage Gardens, located just outside the Peel Mansion Museum, are a great place to relax and take in the scenery of mature trees, historic roses, and native Arkansas plants. Modeled after nurseries in the 1800s, the Heritage Gardens transport you back to the 1800s.
There are a handful of museums located near the Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is only a few minutes away and contains an extensive collection of noteworthy American artists. Another nearby Museum is the Museum of Native American History, which showcases the rich culture of Native Americans. Stop by the Peel Mansion Museum and Heritages gardens when in Bentonville, Arkansas to learn about local history, to experience a magnificent structure and to enjoy a scenic, historic garden.