Connecticut December 07, 2017
The Magical Tour At This Connecticut Museum Celebrates 3 Centuries Of Christmas
If all of the gadgets and gizmos of the 2017 holiday season are leaving you longing for a simpler and more traditional Christmas, there is a place in Connecticut that will transport you back to a different time. The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum celebrates 300 years of Christmas in the most magical way and you will most definitely want to join in.
The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield is all decked out for the holiday.
The traditional Christmas wreaths are set up in the windows and sparkling lights cast an enchanting glow around the doorway, but it is what is inside the museum that is truly magical.
The museum offers tours of three historical houses showcasing different time periods where visitors will be overcome by the holiday decorations true to each era.
Conducting these tours are museum staff dressed in period clothing. It is like walking through a doorway to the past.
You will see loads of natural greenery used in the holiday decorations. There is nothing synthetic about these trees and wreaths.
Each detail of the room brings the spirit of Christmas alive. From the ornaments on the tree to the wrapped gifts beneath it, this is a home that is ready for Santa's visit.
The vintage toy train circling the base of this evergreen will bring a smile to your face.
You will notice subtle difference is the holiday decor as you move from one era to the next. Each house has their own unique traditional Christmas decor.
Ready for visitors, this table represents how important holiday food was in previous times. The women were expected to put together elaborate dessert tables for their guests.
The Christmas holiday was a way that women got a chance to shine in society. Their presentation of the desserts could often either make or break their reputation as a hostess.
You might get the opportunity to hear a Christmas carol or two during your visit to the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum.
Not only are the decorations authentic to the time period, the costumes are as well. You will be completely immersed in times forgotten during this dazzling Christmas tour.
Plan your visit to take a tour to see these historic homes all trimmed up for the holiday season.
Daytime holiday tours will be held from December 9 to January 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except on Sundays when tours are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum can be found at 211 Main St., Wethersfield, CT 06109.
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