Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight @ Davenport House Museum, Savannah

Holiday Candlelight Tours Davenport Museum Savannah 2017Show your kids how the holidays were celebrated in the 19th century in Savannah.

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight @ Davenport House Museum, Savannah will be offered Dec. 26-30 2017, 6-8:30PM.

The house museum will be open for evening tours exploring the December celebrations of the early 19th century inhabitants of the fine brick home on Columbia Square.

Topics will include the meaning of the season, feasting, the Scottish influence on the family, festive attire, treatment of household slaves during holiday time, etc.

The Dining Room table will be set for an intimate adult meal for the New Year’s Day celebration and the Drawing Room will be set as if preparing for a dance. Conversations will spotlight music and festive treats including cakes, jellies and syllabub.

Docents will don authentic early 19th century costume.

A demonstration of early 19th century dance will end the program each evening

The experience requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

Purchase tickets online here.

Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, 31401, 912-236-8097, ,

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