Candlelight Christmas Tour

Shriver House at Christmas
Thanksgiving evening, November 24th: candlelight tours at 5 and 7 pm
Friday, November 25th: Noon - 5; candlelight tours at 5 and 7 pm
Saturday, November 26th: Noon - 5; candlelight tours at 5, 7 and 9 pm
 
Fridays through December 16th: candlelight tours at 5 and 7 pm
Saturdays through December 17th: Noon - 5; candlelight tours at 5 and 7 pm
 
Reservations required for candlelight tours


Christmas tour
In December, 1860, and after months of construction, George and Hettie Shriver were settling into their beautiful new home in time to celebrate Christmas with their two young daughters. Sadie had recently turned five years old; Mollie was three.
 
You are cordially invited to take a candlelight tour of the Shriver House Museum decorated for an 1860 Christmas. George and Hettie Shriver were young, had two little girls, a brand new house, George was getting ready to open a unique new business - Shriver’s Saloon & Ten-Pin Alley, and they had quite a bit of money in the bank. No one could know that four months later our country would be engaged in a Civil War. But, for now, life was good.
 
Take a step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated in the mid-1800s. Enter the 19th century home of George, Hettie, Sadie, and Mollie Shriver as they prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays. See the candle-laden Christmas tree in its place of honor on the parlor table as a fire roars in the fireplace of the handsome room decorated with hand-made holiday greenery. After hanging stockings on the mantle, the girls set out milk and cookies in anticipation of a visit from Santa Claus on that magical night. 

Candlelight Christmas tours will begin on Thanksgiving evening and continue on Friday and Saturday evenings through the weekend before Christmas, December 17, 2016. For additional information on the Shriver House Museum or to make reservations for a Christmas tour, please call 717-337-2800. 
 
Private tours for groups of ten or more are welcome anytime throughout the holiday season; reservations are required.

 


Cristmas tour
Christmas tree
Christmas shopping