Welcome to Britain’s only museum devoted to Americana (and yes, it's odd that they'd have one!). On display at the 19th-century Claverton Manor are quilts, folk art, Shaker pieces, and the other holdings from across the pond. Nearly 50 hectares (125 acres) of gardens, including a replica of the one at George Washington's Mount Vernon, spill down the hillside. The museum is closed most of the winter, except from mid-November to mid-December, when the rooms sport Christmas decorations.
- Frommer's Staff