'Tis the season! Explore, enjoy, and experience the Christmas season at Somerset Place for the 33rd Annual Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 3rd, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This year's Christmas Open House will be held in honor of former site employees Dorothy S. Redford and Fred Spear.
Be inspired by traditional holiday decorations of fresh natural and floral arrangements adorning the exterior and interior of site buildings. Explore the plantation on a self-guided tour with staff members and volunteers available to answer questions. A costumed doctor from the mid-nineteenth century will also be on hand to discuss antebellum medicine in the plantation hospital.
Sip hot spiced tea, and sample black-eyed peas, hearth-cooked cornbread, and delicious desserts. Enjoy period Christmas music while shopping at our Christmas Market. For younger audiences, jolly Saint Nicholas will mingle on the grounds from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free but donations are welcome.