Posted by: NancyM333
Piano sights up the east coast - 06/24/07 09:32 AM
We're about to take a driving vacation from Georgia to southern West Virginia, Shenandoah NP Va., Boston, State College, Pa. and SW Pennsylvania (where Wright's house Fallingwater is), and I was wondering if any of you know of piano sights we might stop and see. I saw the Piano History museum listed on TerryTunes' messages, but I couldn't tell what the hours were there. Anyway, do factories offer tours to just a family at certain times? Four of the five of us play, so we'd like to add a piano stop to the constant camping and whitewater rafting it appears we'll be doing up the east coast!
Posted by: Terrytunes
Re: Piano sights up the east coast - 06/27/07 10:57 PM
Nancy.. just noticing your post; perhaps you are traveling with a laptop on board???
I hope you will have an opportunity to stop by and visit Pat & Michael Frederick and their remarkable (playing) collection of pianos.
From the Frederick's website:
The Study Center is open year-round to the public for tours on Thursdays from 10:00 to 4:00, on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00, and at other times by appointment.Tours are available to individuals and groups, small groups being preferable so everyone can see and hear well.
Contact info: (978) 827-6232 or by e-mail:
Pat and Michael will go out of their way to fit a tour into your schedule especially if they know you are traveling from out-of-state.
I'm not sure what exactly M&H in Haverhill, MA is offering for tours but certainly doesn't hurt giving them a call.
35 Duncan St
Haverhill, MA 01830
Hope your vacation is packed full of good adventures!!
Posted by: hotkeys
Re: Piano sights up the east coast - 07/19/07 10:36 PM
You may want to check out your accommodations for "Piano Friendly" places
(establishments such as hotels and motels that let you play the piano on the premises). I noted a few B&B places in Virginia that had pianos and were available for the travelers to play. I do not know of any in New England or Pennsylvania; you would have to dig deeper in researching the establishment, and avoid the place that prohibits guests from piano playing by order of the Board of Health
(from a post in another forum). Best wishes and hopefully you will play a dozen pianos on your trip.