The Burwell School Historic Site preserves the setting for one of the state’s earliest schools for girls, The Burwell Academy for Young Ladies. Today, tour the site's two-acre property seeing the historic Burwell residence (ca. 1821, 1848), the original brick classroom building of Robert and Margaret A Burwell, the gardens and a rare brick "necessary house". See exhibits of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly, a Burwell family slave who later purchased her freedom and became a prominent businesswoman and activist in Washington, DC, as well as the confidant and dressmaker to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. The site offers guided tours Wednesday - Friday at 1 pm and "on demand" on Saturday and Sunday. Suggestion guided tour donations of $5 - $10.

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