Now in its 58th year, this tour gives visitors the opportunity to peek into several of Newtown’s unique private residences, all dressed for the holidays.
The streets of the borough will be alive with the sounds of the season as tour-goers make their way to the four town residences on this year’s tour.
Besides the private homes, there will be several public buildings open for visitors.
All sites are within easy walking distance from the town center.
The $30 cost of a tour ticket also includes entry into the Half-Moon Inn, home to the Newtown Historic Association.
Once inside this beautifully restored 18th century building, tour-goers will enjoy period musical entertainment, hearthside colonial cooking demonstrations and refreshments of mulled cider and cheese.
Tour hours are from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Advance tickets can be purchased at Newtown Book & Record Exchange, 102 S. State Street and on-line at the Association’s website, www.newtownhistoric.org/housetour.
Tour day, tickets can be purchased at the Half-Moon Inn, 105 Court Street and at the Stocking Works, 301 S. State Street, Newtown.
Please, no picture taking or high-heeled shoes permitted in the houses. Masks must be worn in the private homes.
For additional information, call the Newtown Historic Association at 215-968-4004 or visit the website.
PHOTO CAP: Dan McAuliffe, portraying Joseph Thornton, proprietor of the Half Moon Inn.