Step back in time to glimpse traditional holiday splendor of as it would have appeared in the mid-1800s. Swagged greenery, fruits and berries, antique toys, heirloom quilts and coverlets are all combined to transform Dr. Hall's house and transport visitors back in time. Each room will delight young and old alike and many have made the tour a part of their family holiday traditions.
Regular tours are held Saturday and Sunday, December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A special evening tour is held on Christmas Eve from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Admission for the weekend tours is $5 per person. Admission to the Christmas Eve Tour is by donation. The house is located at 226 South Jackson Street.
This Salisbury landmark residence was originally an 1820 two-story Federal style double-pile frame house used by the girl's department of Salisbury Academy. In 1859, Dr. Josephus Hall (1805-1873) added a two-story front porch with cast iron oak leaf and acorn ornamental openwork, a gateway arch, and square-edged clapboard. The front windows were also lengthened.
During the Civil War, Dr. Hall served as hospital surgeon and surgeon in charge at the Salisbury Confederate Prison. Between 1890 and 1910, the attic was enlarged with a high-hipped roof and dormers.
Imagine stepping back in time to enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with one of the most unique CHRISTMAS CAROLs! During this special interactive trolley ride, visitors will see scenes from Charles Dickens' classic 1843 tale "A Christmas Carol" acted out at several historic sites in Downtown Salisbury. This is a live-theater presentation that you won't want to miss!
Fridays and Saturdays, November 29-December 21
Tour times are 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:15 pm and 8:00 pm
Adults $20 each
Children (6-12) and Seniors (65 & older) $15 each
Children 5 and under are free
Group rate (10 or more people) $15 each