54th Annual Christmas Homes Tour
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Visit six private residences in and around Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City, open to the public for the Green Spring Garden Club’s Christmas Homes Tour, several for the first time. Each will be beautifully decorated with holiday floral arrangements. The houses include three charming residences on the Duke of Gloucester Street near Merchants Square: the Bryan House, the Catherine Blaikley House and the Blaikley Kitchen. Also on the Duke of Gloucester Street, but near the Capitol, is the Edinburgh Castle Tavern, home of Bill Barker who portrays Thomas Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg. Featured will be Mr. Barker’s extensive collection of Jefferson memorabilia along with Jefferson’s favorite wines. Nearby on Waller Street, the Elizabeth Carlos House contains the current residents’ collection of English antiques and treasures. One additional home, located on North Henry Street close to Merchants Square, dates to the early 1900s. It is the recently-renovated Newell home showcasing period architectural features and furniture.
Tickets will be sold at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center and the Williamsburg Lodge on December 6 from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm and on December 7 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. During Tour hours tickets will also be sold at each of the Houses.
Tickets sold on December 6 and 7 are $30 for a Full Tour ticket and $10 for a Single House admission. Parking at the VisitorCenter is free; a ticket enables you to ride the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation buses on tour day.
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