Join us at Salisbury Mansion for a new twist on the season as decorators let their imaginations run to whimsy and fun
Home for the Holidays: November 25 – December 31, 2016 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday • 1-4PM and Santa’s Workshops on Saturday, December 3rd – 10am to 12 noon and Saturday, December 10th – 1pm to 3pm.
Salisbury Mansion, located at 40 Highland Street, is Worcester’s only historic house museum. Built in 1772 as a combination house and store, it served as the home of “gentleman-merchant” Stephen Salisbury. The store closed after the Embargo of 1812, and by 1820 all of the space once used for the store had become living quarters. Salisbury Mansion has gone through many changes over the years, from a rooming-house to a gentleman’s club. Salisbury Mansion was originally located at Lincoln Square. Through tireless research and documentation, Salisbury Mansion has been restored to the 1830s to reflect the time when it was home to the widow Elizabeth Tuckerman Salisbury. It is considered one of the best documented historic house museums in New England.
Home for the Holidays is BACK Starting November 25, 2022!
Worcester Historical Museum once again presents Home for the Holidays at Salisbury Mansion. Candlelight tours begin the Friday after Thanksgiving; Fridays, November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 4:30PM – 6:00PM.
Salisbury Mansion, Worcester’s only historic house museum opens its doors with each room – parlors, library, drawing rooms, and other spaces – decorated to display the joy of the season. Each space offers a different interpretation, whether it is the parlor chamber with its glitter wallpaper reflecting the lights of the tree, the sitting room with its warm and colorful atmosphere, or the small library with its blue and silver ornaments.
Enjoy a self-guided stroll through the period rooms, encounter docents and volunteers who will share the stories of Worcester and the Salisburys as you feast your eyes on holiday decorations. Immerse yourself in Worcester’s history and heritage.
Admission: $10 per person at the door; FREE for Worcester Historical Museum members.
Space is limited, call (508) 753-8278 to make your reservations today!
2020-2021 Virtual Home for the Holidays Tour
Home for the Holidays at Salisbury Mansion
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