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Through guided tours of historic houses, visitors can experience the daily life and traditions of German immigrants to Missouri in the mid-19th century. Visitors can also learn about the founding of Hermann, the German immigrants as abolitionists, and the wine industry in Hermann. The visitor center, built in the 1890s for Julius Hundhausen, a local retired vintner, offers exhibits and a gift shop.
The Pommer-Gentner House is a substantial brick German Neoclassical home built for Caroline Pommer in 1840. While in Philadelphia, Charles Pommer and his sons were makers of fine violins and pianos as well as early supporters of the German Settlement Society of Philadelphia, the group that settled Hermann. Two original Pommer pianos are on display in the workshop. The garden of the house is a living example of a German kitchen garden, with samples in ample supply in season.
The Strehly House, a more modest structure built in the 1840s, was owned and lived in by the same family for more than 100 years, and it retains its original appearance and functions. Visitors will see the publication site of the first German newspaper west of the Mississippi. The print shop houses a working Washington Press from the era.