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Holiday Historic House Tour
December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Come celebrate the holidays at the Bowne House on Sunday December 8, 2019, 1-5 pm; $20 advance purchase, $25 at the door; FREE children under 12 (maximum 2 per family). Set your own pace and visit as many as six sites on the Holiday Historic House Tour. One ticket good for all sites.
The Bowne House, the oldest house in Queens and one of the oldest in New York City, was home to John Bowne and nine generations of the Bowne and Parsons family. The house has a remarkable collection of original furnishings, thanks to continual occupancy by one family. Tours include discussions of early holiday traditions and customs here and abroad, and demonstrations of Colonial crafts. For young visitors and those young at heart, we will have a display of an early dollhouse with its own miniature furnishings. Refreshments will include a treat typical of those served in the region of the Bowne family’s ancestral home in the English countryside.