The Paul Revere House  

Holiday Celebration at the Paul Revere House


Saturday, December 2 And
Sunday, December 3, 2006
9:30-4:15

How were the days of thanksgiving and Christmas celebrated in colonial Boston? See for yourself at the Paul Revere House and adjoining Hichborn House on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3. Both homes will be decorated for the season in early American fashion with fragrant greenery, colorful fruit pyramids, and glazed tarts and cakes.

Museum guides dressed in costumes meticulously copied from period originals will acquaint you with colonial era controversies surrounding the observance of Christmas (celebrating any "anniversary day" not prescribed in the Bible was, in fact, against the law in the late 1600s!). Warm up with a cup of mulled cider and treat yourself to delectable cakes and tarts baked by food historian Don Daly from recipes popular in early New England.

Each afternoon from 1 to 4 P.M., R. P. Hale performs overtures and melodies from the 1600s and 1700s on instruments he has meticulously reproduced from period originals.

Both houses are open from 9:30 A.M. to 4:15 P.M. each day. Special admission prices are charged during this weekend-long event.

Admission during the holiday event
Adults $5
Seniors and college students $4.50
Children ages 5-17 $1.50
Group rates are available
Members and North End residents free at all times

For further information, please contact Gretchen Adams at the Paul Revere House at (617) 523-2338. This program is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


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