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26th Annual Holiday House Tour
Saturday December 9th, 2016 / 4-8pm Candlelight Tour
Sunday December 10th, 2016 / 1-5pm Afternoon Tour

Details of Last Years Tour:
25th Annual Holiday House Tour
Saturday December 10th, 2016 / 4-8pm Candlelight Tour
Sunday December 11th, 2016 / 1-5pm Afternoon Tour

• Historic homes decorated for the holidays
• Costumed portrayers
• Spot the Peppermint Pig Scavenger Hunt
• Holiday Raffle & Silent Auction
• Pre-tour brunch ($20/pp) at the Wamsutta Club (Tour Headquarters)
427 County St., New Bedford, MA / Sunday, 11 am-1pm
Reservations recommended but not required. Call the Wamsutta Club directly at 508.997.7431 to make your reservation.

Both tours begin at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, tour headquarters. An elegant pre-tour brunch at the Wamsutta Club will be served on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., along with a holiday raffle and silent auction of beautiful gifts, art, antiques and handcrafted items.

Open again for this special 25th anniversary tour will be the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum along with several of the most popular private residences that have been shown in the past.  You will be inspired by the varied architecture and interiors, all beautifully decorated for the season.  Always popular on the tour are the costumed historic interpreters greeting visitors at one of the historic homes.

NBPS Partner Event  
Seaglass Theater Company will offer a special discounted ticket to "A Classical Christmas" concert at the Grace Episcopal Church December 10th and l1th.  Just bring along your Holiday House Tour brochure to receive a $5 discount on the concert ticket. Click for more info.

View a glimpse of last year's holiday house tour
on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Read about past tours!
View slideshow!

Tour Tickets are $25 at the door.  
Discounted advance tickets ($22) will be available online through 12/9
and will be on sale mid-November at the following locations: 

New Bedford:  Arthur Moniz Gallery, New Bedford Antiques Center at Wamsutta, New York Shoe Repair
Dartmouth: Ultimate Touch Nail Salon
Fairhaven: Periwinkles
Marion:  Marion General Store
Society members receive a $2 discount on advance tickets.

Buy Tickets Online

$1/ admin fee included

Tickets purchased online WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU.
They will be waiting for you at tour headquarters (the Wamsutta Club) on the day of your tour.

For further information, please call the New Bedford Preservation Society at 508-997-6425.

Thank-You to our Corporate Sponsors:
Seaboard Estate Services
Law Office of Kreg R. Espinola
Paul and Lisa Giusti
Reynolds DeWalt Printing  
N.B. Thread Co., Inc.
Rex Monumental Works   
Sylvia & Company Insurance Agency, Inc.

Thank-You to our Holiday House Tour Supporters:
Arthur Moniz Gallery
Baker Books
Brewer Banner Designs
Buttonwood Park Zoological Society, Inc.
Carters Clothing
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust
Davoll's General Store
Descendants of Whaling Masters
The Duff Gallery
Eden Landscapes
Freeestone’s City Grill
Gallery X
Joseph Abboud Mfg
LaFrance Hospitality
Marion General Store
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Barnes
Mr. Gilberto Cardona-Erazo
Ms. Linsay Daignault
Mr. David R. Nelson
Mr. Mark P. Fuller
Ms. Catherine Potter
Ms. Wendy Potter-da Silva
Mr. William H. Potter, Jr.
N. B. Festival Theatre
N. B. Symphony  
N. B. Whaling Museum Gift Shop
New Bedford Antiques at Wamsutta Place
New York Shoe Repair
Not Your Average Joe's
P & J Rug Rental, Inc.
Pasta House
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
Seastreak New Bedford
Spinner Publications
The Surrey Shoppe
The Ultimate Touch Nail Salon
Westport Rivers Winery
Whaling City Expeditions
Zeiterion Theatre