The date is Sunday, December 8th, from 1 pm to 7pm for the annual Leavenworth Candlelight Vintage Homes Tour, organized in conjunction with the Leavenworth Vintage Homes Society. The tour is a favorite of not only local residents, but of visitors from out-of-county and out-of-state. It has become a Leavenworth Christmas tradition and this year’s slate of historically significant homes, adorned in their holiday finery, will not disappoint.
Headquarters will again be the Carroll Mansion Museum, home of the Leavenworth County Historical Society, beneficiary of tour proceeds. Here, pre-ordered tickets can be called for beginning at 11am on tour day. The Victorian Gift Shoppe will also be open and holiday breads, baked in some of the best kitchens in Leavenworth, can be purchased. Live entertainment is scheduled throughout the day at the museum which will also be featuring an Edward Carroll Family exhibit throughout the house, decorated for the holidays. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the Carroll family Christmas china, a gift to Edward Carroll and his bride, Mary Ellen Hunt, on their wedding day in 1872. On temporary loan from the family, a festive mood is set in the dining room.
Advance tickets for the tour may be purchased for a $12 donation at the museum and the following businesses: Candle Queen, dorMail, Ginny’s Antiques, June’s Northland, Leavenworth Antique Mall, The Pot Rack, and 5th Avenue Frames. Tickets will be available for purchase on tour day at the museum and each of the homes on the tour for a $17 donation. The tour goes on regardless of weather. Homemade holiday breads will be available for purchase at most tour stops. For more information on the Carroll family or the homes tour, contact the museum: 682-7759, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or the website: http//leavenworthhistory.org.