Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour
Glenmont decked out for the holidays. (Photo: Facebook)

The Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour takes place on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 and will showcase 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour also includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

The self-guided house tours will be held at the following locations:

Essex County Kip’s Castle Park
22 Crestmont Road, Verona
Admission is free. Open 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair
Admission is free. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Groups over 10, please call to make a reservation.

Ballantine House at Newark Museum
49 Washington Street, Newark
Suggested admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children, seniors and students, and free for Newark Museum members. Open 12 Noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Canfield-Morgan House and Museum
903 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove
Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Open 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
89 Ridge Street, Newark
Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Open year round.

Crane Homestead
289 Westville Avenue, West Caldwell
Admission is free. Open 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Glenmont at Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main Street, West Orange
Admission is $10 per person and free for children under 16. Tickets can be purchased at the Park’s Visitor Center and include access to the Laboratory Complex. Glenmont is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday by tour only. Open by tour only from 11:30 a.m. 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Greenwood Gardens
274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills
Admission is $5 per person and free for children under 12. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Grover Cleveland Birthplace
207 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Kingsland Manor
3 Kingsland Street, Nutley
Admission by donation. Open 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Montclair Historical Society Properties
Suggested donation of $8 per adult, $5 per seniors and children, free for Montclair Historical Society members. Open 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Israel and Nathaniel Crane Houses: 108 and 110 Orange Road, Montclair
  • Charles Shultz House-Evergreens: 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center
240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield
Admission is free. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Salvatorian Fathers
23 Crestmont Road, Verona
Admission by donation. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.