Historic Home Tours to Take This Holiday Season

  • Emlen Physick Estate

Get in the holly-jolly spirit this holiday season while experiencing the beauty of New Jersey’s historic districts and storied mansions when you go on special holiday décor home tours.​

In Mullica Hill, go on the Historic Mullica Hill Christmas House Tour (December 9, 2017) to explore the original architecture of homes dating back to the 1700s. Along the way, listen to carolers and take pictures of the twinkling lights and festive decorations. Also stop at some of the great shops as you go by.​

A long-time tradition in Summit, the Reeves-Reed Arboretum Holiday House Tour is celebrating its 25th anniversary of the 2017 season event, which will showcase seasonally decorated homes, as well as a stop at the arboretum’s Wisner House Holiday Boutique for handmade gifts on December 9.​

Explore the rustic simplicity of the early 20th-century Arts and Crafts Movement as you tour the country home of furniture designer Gustav Stickley on The Stickley Museum Log House Tour starting in mid-November. Situated on Craftsman Farms, a 30-acre estate in Morris Plains, this National Historical Landmark will be decked out in natural holiday décor, such as greenery and pinecones, keeping with the forested feel of the home and grounds.​

Revel in the charm of yesteryear on the Christmas Lantern Tours at the Historic Village at Allaire in Farmingdale on December 8, 2017. Come stroll through the lantern-lit village as you listen to music, take in the festive sights, hear a little bit of history and pretend it’s Christmas in 1836.  ​

During the holiday season, Cape May transforms into a charming Dickens village, complete with twinkling gaslights, lush garlands and vintage-style trolleys starting in mid-November. While you’re here, don’t miss one of the Emlen Physick Estate Christmas Tours to explore a grand Stick Style Victorian mansion beautifully adorned in Yuletide decorations of the 1890s.​

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