Celebrate the holiday season in South Jersey at a historical home, mansion, church, or museum! Holiday House Tours are taking place throughout the month of December and we have the perfect lineup for you that includes 18th, 19th and 20th century homes and buildings decorated for the season. Find inspirations for your holiday celebrations and enjoy an afternoon of history, culture, and fun!
1. Victorian Christmas at the Mansion
December 2nd – 30th | 1 PM, 2 PM & 3 PM
Historic Smithville Mansion, Eastampton, NJ
Smithville Mansion’s 2019 Victorian Christmas theme is “Christmas Around the World!” Enjoy daily tours of the mansion starting December 2nd at 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM. A donation of $8 per adults and $7 for seniors and students is requested and reservations are not required. During the holiday season, they also offer special evening candlelight tours (click here to see dates) and reservations are required. The mansion is also offering special Holiday Tea in their dining room. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (609) 261-3780.
2. Home for the Holidays Yuletide Tour
Saturday, December 7th | 1 PM – 6 PM
Historic Salem City, NJ
Visit historic Salem City as they host a full day of holiday festivities starting with the Magic of Christmas Parade, followed by the Annual Yuletide House Tour! Stroll through local historic homes, churches, and points of interest. Guests can shop for antiques, collectibles, and more in the town’s collection of stores. Later in the evening, enjoy the town tree lighting ceremony.
3. Candlelight Tours
December 6th, 7th & 8th
Whitall House, Red Bank Battlefield Park, National Park, NJ
Take a candlelit tour of the Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield Park! Guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the colonial period during the holiday season. For more information, call (856) 853-5120.
4. Woodstown Candlelight Tour
Friday, December 6th | 6 PM – 10 PM
Historic Downtown Woodstown, NJ
Plan a visit to historic Woodstown for the 43rd Annual Woodstown Candlelight Tour! This charming village predates the Revolutionary War and is home to a number of Victorian residences and other structures. Get into the holiday spirit by spending the evening touring seasonally decorated homes, businesses, and churches! Visitors are also encouraged to shop at local merchants or at the annual craft fair located in Borough Hall. There will be carolers, homemade cookies, wassail, and a variety of other musical entertainments. Proceeds benefit the Pilesgrove-Woodstown Historical Society.
5. 50th Christmas in Greenwich Holiday House Tour
Sunday, December 8th | 12 PM – 5 PM
Cumberland County Historical Society, Greenwich
Celebrate the holiday season in Greenwich on the Cohansey River with an afternoon of festive activities that are sure to fill your heart with Christmas warmth. You’ll begin your wintry afternoon at the authentically decorated 1730 Gibbon House, then tour through the town’s well-manicured historic homes, buildings, and churches that will be decked in their Christmas finery. All the museums will be open during the afternoon as well. There will be a delicious lunch, snacks, and baked goods available at several locations throughout the tour.
6. Holiday House Tour
Sunday, December 8th | 3 PM – 7 PM
City of Burlington, NJ
Get into the holiday spirit with the City of Burlington’s Holiday House Tour! Visit private homes, churches, and historic buildings showcasing both interior and exterior decorating ideas.The event also features Santa, entertainment, merchant discounts, and much more! Afterwards, do some shopping in Burlington’s many boutiques or grab some grub from a local restaurant.
7. 46th Annual Christmas House Tour & Candlelight Shopping
Saturday, December 14th
Downtown Mullica Hill, NJ
You have driven past the beautiful historic houses of Mullica Hill many times and now you can see them from the inside during the 46th Annual Christmas House Tour! Local residents go all out to decorate their houses for the holidays and open their doors for your enjoyment, Tickets can be purchased prior to the event or the day of the tour.
8. Haddonfield Holiday House Tour
Thursday, December 12th | 10 AM – 9 PM
Downtown Haddonfield, NJ
Don’t miss Haddonfield’s Annual Holiday House Tour presented by Interfaith Caregivers! Each of the six Haddonfield homes and Mt. Olive Baptist Church will be festively decorated for the holidays for all to see. Guests will see a unique mix of Colonial, Victorian, Four-Square, and bungalow homes. Tickets are required.