Tour the mansion by candlelight as costumed interpreters portray its colonial residents as they celebrate Twelfth Night. For some English colonists, the final day of the Twelve Days of Christmas was the time to attend parties, balls, and dinners. From music and dancing in the parlor to hearth cooking in the kitchen, take in the sights and sounds of the season. The self-guided tour includes rooms on all three floors of the manor house (those with mobility issues can opt to take a tour of the first floor only).
Afterward, enjoy free refreshments while the kids make seasonal crafts to take home. Weather permitting, a bonfire in the courtyard will add ambiance and a warm place to gather as you wait to enter the mansion.
The museum shop will be open throughout the event, as well. Stop in for unique, historically-oriented gifts like locally-made redware pottery and ornaments, reproduction glassware, handcrafted candles and soaps, books, toys, games, and more.
This event changes from year to year, so see what is new each time and make it an annual holiday tradition for your family!
Visitors should dress for the weather. While the majority of the tour is indoors, there may be a brief wait time to enter the house or kitchen, or to catch the shuttle bus.