If you’ve never been to Campbell House in Spokane, Washington, today you will get a tour of this beautiful historic house. It was built in the early 1900’s, and it reminds me of many of the homes I saw when I lived in England. The outside is half-timbered and brick. The inside is gorgeous and ornately decorated.
Look at this tea room! Doesn’t it make you want to sit down and have a nice cup of tea with scones and jam?
The dining room was decorated with garlands. We went on a day that was called “Campbell House Victorian Christmas.” This was a special day because there were actors in period costume, walking around the house and giving demonstrations. The cook, for example, showed my kids how to roll cookie dough. You will see this in the short video tour at the bottom of this post.
Every detail of Campbell House is beautiful. Just look at the hat box, gloves, and books.
Each of the rooms had wall paper on the walls, and they all had a fireplace as well.
One of the beds had a canopy. A white wash basin sat on a dresser, so that people could wash up.
A dumbwaiter is a small elevator on pulleys inside the wall. You could send clean linens up and down the stairs, for example, without having to go up and down the stairs.
Period costumes were available to see how we would look at the turn of the century. I like the top hat on my son, and my daughter is enjoying her gorgeous hat.
A carriage house was adjacent to Campbell House, where there were two antique cars from the early 1900’s. My dad loves old cars, so he would have loved to see these. What a great adventure in modern history!
Come take a 5-minute tour of Campbell House with us:Tweet