AAA Editor Notes
Reitz Home Museum is at 224 S.E. First St. The restored 1871 French Second Empire mansion was built for John Augustus Reitz. His son, Francis Joseph Reitz, redecorated the mansion in the 1890s. The house contains period furnishings, many of them original. Ornate hand-painted ceilings, intricate plasterwork, gilded chandeliers, decorative mantels, stained-glass windows and parquet flooring are evident throughout.
Guided tours are available.