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Candlelight Tours at the Wallace House

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Enjoy Candlelight Tours at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage

On Saturday, December 9, from six pm until nine pm, there will be hourly group tours by candle-light, featuring costumed interpreters, hearthside cooking presentations and refreshments, at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic sites.

Join Mrs. Mary Wallace when she steps out of her portrait frame on the evening of December 9 to guide groups of visitors around her home, taking them back in time to the memorable winter of 1778. She will talk about the simple ways in which she and her husband, John Wallace, plan to celebrate the upcoming holidays, the inconveniences she anticipates when General George Washington and his entourage return from Philadelphia to stay at her house, and provide insight into the disruptions of the Revolution and how they have affected her family life. Moving on to the Wallace House kitchen wing, visitors will see re-enactor Kathy Ormosi presenting hearthside cooking, and discussing the foods of the season. Finally they will adjourn to the nearby Old Dutch Parsonage, where they can enjoy light refreshments.

There is a ten dollar per-person fee to attend this program. All visitors must register for this program in advance. Visitors may register for the 6pm, 7pm or 8pm tour. Each hourly tour will be limited to ten visitors per group. Call 908-725-1015 to register. Please register early.

Private candlelight tours for groups of five to ten people, with one costumed interpreter,  can also be scheduled, from December 2017 to March 2018. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. There is a ten dollar per person fee for private evening candlelight tours.


Saturday, December 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage
71 Somerset Street
Somerville, NJ 08876 United States
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