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Exploring The Bayernhof Museum in Sharpsburg

Join John and me on our venture north of the city to Sharpsburg where we happened to stumble upon the most eccentric, lively, and unique museum I think you could find!

Thanks to Tracy, this week our adventures took us to the Bayernhof Museum: a consortium of music boxes, machines, Bavarian architecture, and of course, our lovely guide, Jim Mousseau. We were joined by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Josh Axelrod as well as our own in-house musician Jonathan Ray and it was quite a time!

Whether you focus on the immaculate view overlooking the Allegheny, the rustic architecture rooted turn-of-the-century German design, or the fantastical music boxes which line every hall, room, and cubby, the Bayernhof Museum is one of the best kept secrets of the ‘Burgh! From the circle drive in which you approach, to the long winding road to the entrance, everything about this nestled secret creates this grandiose expectation and the museum delivers on every level.

We were lucky enough to secure a room, adorned in history and relics of ages past, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect setting. From the light, to the ambiance, to the quarter-million dollar machine which lined the walls, the room itself was a world of its own.

With Jim decorating the history of the museum, Josh coming in to remind us why he’s our favorite journalist at the PG, and Jonathan (also under the alias Charles Hussle) exposing more than being our newest employee and a server downtown, this podcast proved to be one of our favorites and the location could not have been better.

We hope to hear from all of you soon about the other-worldly place known as the Bayernhof. 

More than anything, we hope our words have done justice to this immaculate piece of history tucked away in Sharpsburg. Call today and book your next family adventure at the Bayernhof Museum and let em’ know Ya Jagoff sent ya! Just make sure Jim plays Bohemian Rhapsody for you! 

Photos courtesy of the Bayernhof Museum website

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