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Museum Hours/Admission

Wednesday-Friday 1-4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tours available year-round. Closed holidays.

Free for children 12 and under.
Free for members and partners.
Group rates available for parties of 10 or larger. Reservations required for large groups (25+).
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The Miller House was built in two sections on the site of an earlier structure consisting of a home and pottery business. Peter Bell, Jr., a local potter, most famous for being the father of John Bell, the renown Waynesboro area potter, lost the property through public sale. Two of his other sons, Samuel and Solomon, were also prominent potters from Strausberg, Virginia.

The first section of the Federal Style townhouse was built in 1825 by William Price, an attorney and grandfather of Emily Post of etiquette fame. When his first wife died in 1844, Price sold the property to fellow attorney, Alexander Neill, II, and moved to Cumberland.

Both Alexander Neill III, and Alexander Neill IV, were born and raised in the house with all their siblings The Neills sold the house to Dr. Victor D. Miller, Jr., one of three physician sons of a Civil War surgeon from the settlement known as Mason Dixon, on the Maryland-Pennsylvania state line, in 1911.

Dr. Miller built the last small section on to the east side of the house, which became a suite of doctors’ offices, including his own. When Mrs. Miller passed away in 1965, their sons, Victor D. Miller III and Col. Henry Miller donated their share of the property to the Washington County Historical Society, which houses its offices and library in the basement. A beautiful garden and carriage house sit at the back of the structure.