Don’t Miss Essex County Historic Holiday House Tours

To celebrate the holiday season, 10 historic homes in Essex County will deck their halls and be open to the public for self-guided tours on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th. Get into the holiday spirit while you view these beautiful homes! At each site you’ll be able to experience what makes it unique, as well as enjoy music, refreshments, or educational programs. Times and cost vary by site.

“The Holiday House Tour is a great example of organizations throughout the County pooling their resources to create a wonderful event for families to enjoy and to provide insight into how past holidays were celebrated,” says Essex County Executive, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. “Take a break from the hustle and bustle this December and visit local homes and landmarks that will have decked the halls in holiday extravagance for one spectacular weekend. Tour historic Essex County with your friends and delight in the spirit of the season.”

View the Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour brochure here.

Essex County Kip’s Castle Park
22 Crestmont Road, Verona
973-433-7469

Admission is free. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 p.m.

Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair
973-783-5974

Admission is free. Open Saturday from 12-3 p.m.

Ballantine House at Newark Museum
49 Washington Street, Newark
973-596-6648

The house is currently closed for renovations, but you can take a virtual tour at any time. The Museum is offering a special Virtual Holiday Tour on Thursday, December 2 at 7 p.m. This event is free but registration is required.

Canfield-Morgan House and Museum
903 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove
973-239-5414

Admission is free, donations are accepted. Open Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Crane Homestead
289 Westville Avenue, West Caldwell
973-226-8976

Admission is free. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 p.m.

Grover Cleveland Birthplace
207 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
973-226-0001

There is a limit of six visitors every 20 to 30 minutes. Admission is free, donations accepted. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12-3 p.m.

Kingsland Manor
3 Kingsland Street, Nutley
973-661-3410;

Admission is free. Donations are gratefully appreciated. Open Saturday and Sunday from 1- 4 p.m.

Montclair Historical Society Properties: Crane House and Historic YWCA
110 Orange Road, Montclair
973-744-1796

Admission is free. Open Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Van Tassel Funeral Home
337 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield
973-743-1234

Admission is free. Open Saturday from 1-5 p.m.

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