Holiday Happenings at Mount Gulian

Dutch Colonial home will have candlelight tours

The historic Dutch Colonial home of the Verplanck family in Beacon has been decked out for the holidays with period styles. Candlelight tours are offered beginning Sunday, Dec. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. and continue Dec. 20 to 22 from 1 to 5 p.m., with the last tour at 4 p.m.

The Sunday program includes wassail and holiday desserts with the ticket and storyteller Lorraine Hartin Gelardi at 5 p.m. Tickets for Dec. 18 are $6 to $10. Weekday tours are $4 to $8.

On Dec. 29, families are invited to the annual Children’s Holiday Tea from noon to 2 p.m. The tables will be set with fine linens and china in the two main rooms of the house. Children can make a craft and the menu will include traditional refreshments such as scones, breads and finger sandwiches. Tickets are $15 for children and $20 for adults. Visit for details.

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