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Holiday Homes

Victorian Christmas at Adsmore
Princeton, Kentucky
Nov 8 - Dec 31, 2011
          11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

304 N. Jefferson Street,
PRINCETON, KY 42445
Email: adsmore@vci.net
www.adsmore.org

Celebrate the season with the Smith/Garrett families as they open their doors to friends and family for Christmas in their new home. This special tour is set in 1901 and guests will see stockings hung on the mantel, the dining table set for a feast and the magnificent tree in the parlor. The house is furnished with the personal belongings of the Smith-Garrett family.

My Old Kentucky Home Candlelight Tours
Bardstown, Kentucky

Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2011
Dec 2 - Dec 3, 2011
Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2011

501 East Stephen Foster Avenue,
My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Bardstown, KY 40004
Email: info@bardstowntourism.com
www.bardstowntourism.com

Sample the elegant past during “My Old Kentucky Home” annual Christmas Candlelight tours. The glow of candlelight will adorn the mansion in splendid 1800’s fashion. Elaborate period holiday costumes, music and traditional refreshments nightly. The Park’s Gift Shop offers unique Kentucky handmade crafts, foods and holiday gifts.  Admission: $5.50 Adults, $5.00 Seniors, $3.50 Children (6-12 years), under 6 –Free. Group rates available, call 502-348-3502 for details.

Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion
Old Governor's Mansion
Frankfort, Kentucky

Dec. 2 - 11
Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

420 High St.
Frankfort, KY  40601
Phone: (502) 564-5500

Tour the Old Governor's Mansion decorated for the holidays. Presented by Southern Living and Garden and Gun Magazine, featuring designs by Jon Carloftis and James Farmer, III. Be sure to stop by the Kentucky Proud gift shop after the tour. $20 per person, $10 for State Employees with valid ID. Tickets available at the door. Handicapped accessable.

A Victorian Christmas

White Hall State Historic Site
Lexington, Kentucky

Dec 2 - Dec 3, 2011
         6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2011
         6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

500 White Hall Shrine Road,
Lexington, KY
Phone: (859) 623-9178
www.parks.ky.gov

View the mansion decked for the holidays and learn about how the Victorians celebrated Christmas.  This is a special, self-guided tour with light refreshments at the end.  Evening tours only, please call the park for details, (859) 623-9178.$7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children (ages 6-12), children 5 and under are free

19th Annual Holiday Homes Tour
Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Dec 3 - Dec 4, 2011
         1:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

220 S. Chiles Street,
HARRODSBURG, KY 40330
www.harrodsburghistorical.org

This self-guided tour includes 6-7 historic homes and 1 church all decorated in holiday splendor. The tour begins at 1pm and ends at 8pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Historical Society located at 220 & 222 Chiles Street (859/734-5985) or the Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourism Commission, located at Diamond Point Welcome Center, 488 Price Avenue (859-734-2364 or 800-355-9192). Admission: $15. The tea room, located in Morgan Row and decorated for the period, will be serving homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and assorted beverages from 11am until 6pm.

Ward Hall Christmas Open House & Holiday Market
Georgetown, Kentucky

 Dec. 3, 2011
          10 a.m. -5 p.m
Dec. 4, 2011
          12-5 p.m.

1782 Frankfort Road,
Ward Hall,
Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone: (859) 396-4257
Email: wardhall@wardhall.net
www.wardhall.net

Special appearance by the Choral Society.

35th Annual Old Louisville Holiday House Tour and Festival

Louisville, Kentucky

Dec 3 - Dec 4, 2011
         Noon - 6:00 P.M.

1402 St. James Court,
Conrad Caldwell House,
Louisville, KY 40208


Come and explore the country's most extensive collection of Victorian manisions that have been decked out in old world finery and festive holiday decor.

Hearth Cooking Demonstration at Liberty Hall
Frankfort, Kentucky

Dec 10, 2011
         12:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

202 Wilkinson Street,
Liberty Hall Historic Site,
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 227-2560
Email: libhall@dcr.net
www.libertyhall.org

Warm yourself by the fire and learn about 19th century cooking and foodways in Liberty Hall's historic kitchen. Jennifer will be cooking fall favorites, 12:30-4:30 p.m. The kitchen is open to guests who have paid for a tour, and for all Friends of Liberty Hall.

Mrs. Beckham's Christmas Tea At Wickland
Bardstown, Kentucky

Dec 09, 2011
         4:00 P.M.
Dec 10, 2011
         Noon
Dec 11, 2011
         4:00 P.M.

550 Bloomfield Road,  US 62E
Bardstown, KY 40004
Email: info@bardstowntourism.com
www.historicwickland.com

Julia Wickliffe Beckham, the only woman in the world to be the mother, sister and daughter of a governor, hosts a Victorian Tea at Wickland, Home of Three Governors. She shares her memories of living at Wickland at the turn of the century. December 9 and 11, afternoon tea at 4 p.m.; December 10, luncheon tea at Noon. Reservations required. Cost $15. Call 502-507-0808. 550 Bloomfield Rd. US 62 E. www.historicwickland.com

 

 

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