Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours

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Christmas by Candlelight Guided ToursNovember 18, 19, 25, 26
December 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 22, 23
Tour times: 6:30 p.m.,7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Take a guided tour by candlelight through the Historic District where the customs and traditions of Christmas in Salem will be brought to life through all of your senses. The evening will include music, games, food & drink, and interacting with our staff to create your own special memories. During the tour you will visit the first family home in Salem, that of Matthew Miksch, the 18th Century Salem Tavern Museum, and the 19th Century home of John Vogler.

This tour includes walking distances in a hilly area, standing outside, and standing for long periods of time. It is recommended that you wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes. Tours are available to a limited number of people & are booked on a first come, first served basis.

Tours will meet at the Single Brothers’ Workshop Kitchen—the building is located on Academy Street and you will come around to the back side facing the yard to enter the downstairs door. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour. Note that on some weekends parking in the historic district can be difficult to do various activities taking place, so please allow extra time.

Admission: $40 per person (plus applicable sales tax)

Space is limited and pre-registration is required (walk-ups cannot be accommodated), please call 1-800-441-5305.  Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Registration will open on August 25, 2016 for all Members of Old Salem Museums & Gardens (including Town of Salem, Gardens, and MESDA, and societies) and open on September 1, 2016 for the general public.

Tickets are non-refundable unless event is cancelled by Old Salem Museums & Gardens (extreme weather conditions, etc.)