Celebrate the holiday season this weekend at the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour.. This year’s tour includes 11 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.
Visit each site at your own pace. The houses will be exquisitely decorated for the holidays and be open for public viewing. Each site will offer something unique, including musical entertainment, refreshments or educational programs. There may be an admission fee at some locations.
The self-guided house tour will be held Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th at the following locations:
Essex County Kip’s Castle Park
22 Crestmont Road, Verona
Admission is free. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 p.m.
Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair
Admission is free. Open Saturday from 1-4 p.m.
Canfield-Morgan House and Museum
903 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove
Admission is free, donations are accepted. Open Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
289 Westville Avenue, West Caldwell
Admission is free. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12-3 p.m.
Glenmont at Thomas Edison National Historic Park
211 Main Street, West Orange
973-736-0550, ext. 11; www.nps.gov/edis
Admission is $15 per person and free for children under 18. Tickets must be purchased at the Laboratory Complex Visitor Center the day of the tour and includes access to the Laboratory Complex. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grover Cleveland Birthplace
207 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
Tours are by reservation only by calling 973-226-0001. There is a limit of six visitors every 20 to 30 minutes. Admission is free, donations accepted. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12-3 p.m.
The Gypsy Farmhouse
106 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove
Admission is free. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3 Kingsland Street, Nutley
Admission is free. Donations are gratefully appreciated. Open Saturday and Sunday from 1- 4 p.m.
Montclair Historical Society Properties: Crane House and Historic YWCA
110 Orange Road, Montclair
Admission is free. Open Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Van Tassel Funeral Home
337 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield
Admission is free. Open Saturday from 1-5 p.m.