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Sat, Nov 26


1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House

Christmas Candlelight Tours at Stephenson House

Step back in time at the 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House as they usher in the holiday season during the annual Christmas Candlelight Tours. The historic home will be aglow in candlelight and bedecked in early 19th-century decorations as visitors are immersed in a truly historical experience.

Christmas Candlelight Tours at Stephenson House
Christmas Candlelight Tours at Stephenson House

Time & Location

Nov 26, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House, 409 S Buchanan St, Edwardsville, IL 62025, USA

About this Event

Christmas Candlelight Tours at Stephenson House

A couple of Grace Family members volunteer for this event and wanted to share the experience with all of you. 

A variety of activities are planned to showcase the stories of those who lived at the Stephenson House in the early 1820s. Guests enjoy a leisurely visit in traditionally decorated rooms as historical interpreters discuss the history of the house and the Christmas customs of the families who lived there. Get a taste of homemade gingerbread made from an 1803 recipe baked in the kitchen hearth, learn a simple country dance in the dining room, sing carols around the parlor’s 1820 pianoforte, as well as vignettes in the servant's quarters, master bedroom, and children’s bedroom.

Tickets must be purchased online ( in advance for a specific time. The first tour starts at 5:00 p.m. with the last tour at 8:00 p.m. Cost per person is $10. Visitors need to arrive 10-minutes prior to the start of their specific tour time to check in at the gift shop. Tours begin promptly in the courtyard every 20-minutes with an introduction by a costumed docent after which visitors may tour at their leisure. Please note, there are no hard-copy tickets for this event. The online receipt you receive when purchasing tickets from our website is your ticket and will need to be presented in the gift shop upon arrival at the event.

*This isn't a Grace sponsered field trip. You will contact Stephen House directly if you would like to attend. 

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