Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours

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Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours2017 Dates:
November 17, 18, 24, 25
December 1, 2, 8, 15, 16, 21, 23

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.  The Miksch House and Salem Tavern are not handicapped accessible.  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.


$40 per person. Applicable sales tax will be added at the time of purchase.

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 close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday for the weekend (Fri & Sat) tours. Registration will open to the public on August 15 (and available beginning August 1 for Members of Old Salem Museums & Gardens).

*Tickets are non-refundable. Tours will be cancelled 7 days prior if a minimum number is not met.  If this is the case then a full refund will be issued.