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John Paul Jones Museum

  • Off A710 Map It
  • Kirkbean

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

The little community of Kirkbean—blink and you'll miss it—is the backdrop for Arbigland Estate. It was in a cottage, now the John Paul Jones Museum, in this bright green landscape that John Paul (1747–92), the son of an estate gardener, was born. He eventually left Scotland, added "Jones" to his name, and became the founder of the U.S. Navy. The cottage where he was born is furnished as it would have been when he was a boy. There is an informative video, which you watch in a reconstruction of his captain's cabin. Jones returned to raid the coastline of his native country in 1778, an exploit recounted in an adjoining visitor center.

Sight Information


Off A710, 12 miles south of Dumfries, Kirkbean, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 8BQ, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £3.50
  • Apr.–June and Sept., Tues.–Sun. 10–5; July and Aug., daily 10–5

Published 10/27/2015


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