Pataholm, which was a small market town under Kalmar, has in contrast to the other market towns in Kalmar county been able to keep its 19th century character. The old merchant's manor houses Hullgrensgården and Hardebergska gården take a central place in the old market town. The naval collections of the regional history society that are housed there are interesting because of their local character and the concentration around the last sailing barge without an engine, the galleass Förlig Wind. One section for archipelago and fishing is also represented at the Local History Museum. The role of Pataholm as the home of the last sailing brig, Gerda, has contributed to giving the small market town a firm place in the country's maritime history, A replica of Gerda has now been built in Gävle.