Fodor's Expert Review Beit Aaronson

Zichron Ya'akov Historic Home

About halfway down Hameyasdim Street is Beit Aaronson, whose late-19th-century architecture successfully combines art nouveau and Middle Eastern traditions. This museum was once the home of the agronomist Aaron Aaronson (1876–1919), who gained international fame for his discovery of an ancestor of modern wheat. The house remains as it looked after World War I, with family photographs and French and Turkish furniture, as well as Aaronson's library, diaries, and letters. Aaronson and his two sisters became local heroes as leaders of an underground group called NILI, dedicated to ousting the Turks from Palestine. A tour in English is provided; the last one takes place at 1:30. You must reserve ahead by phone or online. Credit cards aren't accepted, and children under five are not permitted in the museum.

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40 Hameyasdim St.
3091074, Israel


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Rate Includes: NIS 36, Closed Fri. and Sat.

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