Marietta Restoration Associates will host the 54th Candlelight Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 1st, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eight private homes decorated for the holidays will be open for your viewing pleasure.
In addition to the homes, your ticket will include entry to several historic buildings in Marietta.
The Old Town Hall Museum will be open for visitors to check out its unique collection of historic Marietta and Lancaster County memorabilia. The Lancaster Fencibles will reenact troop camping and recruitment activities throughout the afternoon.
The Union Meeting House will feature local artists who will be showing and selling their artwork. Christmas music will be played by organists Kirk Garner and Ken Krause on the 1847 Knauff Pipe organ located in the gallery of the meeting house.
First National Escape (housed in a historic bank building) will host ticket sales, along with art & craft vendors, during the tour. The Marietta Community House will host a wine tasting and sales by Nissley Vineyards.
The Bethel AME Church is celebrating their bicentennial this year, and will be open to visitors during the tour.
Pioneer Fire Company will be serving Chicken & Waffles from 11-5.
As you wander about our quaint town, be on the lookout for the Jane Austen Society who will be strolling the streets in Victorian Era costumes.
Most of the tour sites and houses are in close proximity, however we do offer free shuttle bus service for your comfort and convenience.
There will also be a trolley running up and down Market Street. Find an online map of the tour at tiny.cc/mratour. Please visit our website: MariettaRestoration.org for more information.
Candlelight Tour Tickets cost $20 if purchased in advance. Advance tickets may be purchased at the following locations through November 28th:
Homestead Furnishings: 161 South River Street, Maytown
Bron’s Deli: 34 West Market Street, Marietta
First National Escape: 100 W. Market Street, Marietta
Mueller’s Flower Shop: 55 N. Market Street, Elizabethtown
Isaac’s Restaurants: 2159 White Street, York 2960 Whiteford Road, York 245 Centerville Road, Lancaster 25 North Queen Street, Lancaster 1559 Manheim Pike, Lancaster
Susquehanna Visitors Center: 445 Linden Street, Columbia
Olde Town Sampler: 630 Lancaster Avenue, Columbia
Floral Designs of Mount Joy: 1599 West Main Street, Mount Joy
Masonic Village Farm Market: 310 Eden View Road, Elizabethtown
You can also purchase tickets online at MariettaRestoration.org or call Darlene at 717-426-4048. Tickets on the day of the tour will be available at the following locations for $25: Donegal Intermediate School Parking Lot: Rt. 441 (Until 3:00 p.m.) Old Town Hall Museum: 3 W. Walnut St. (Until 3:00 p.m.) First National Escape: 100 W. Market St. (Until 6:00 p.m.)
Your ticket purchase helps support Marietta Restoration Associates’ continued preservation efforts.