A century of stories within 26 acres

Brucemore tells the story of three families, the estate they called home, and the community they loved.


Their stories are unique, but share a common trait - the three families of Brucemore each reflected and influenced the community in which they lived.

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The families of Brucemore had a strong connection to the industrial development of the region, including meatpacking, starch processing, and manufacturing.

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When Margaret Douglas Hall gifted Brucemore to the National Trust in 1981, the house represented a blend of stylistic trends and modifications made by the three families who called the house their home.

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Experience Caroline Sinclair's sweeping front lawn, the naturalistic landscape designs of the Douglas era, and the Hall family's subtle, modern additions.

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