Christmas Candlelight Open House

12/8/2023 to 12/9/2023 | Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site | New Madrid, MO

The public is invited to enjoy an 1860s Victorian Christmas during a candlelight open house of the Hunter-Dawson Home. The house, aglow with the warmth of oil lamps and candles, will be decorated with fresh greenery, Christmas trees and 1860s-style ornaments. Site staff will be dressed in period clothes and will be present to answer any questions. Refreshments will be available.

The candlelight open house will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 9, while standard daytime tours those days will go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open house is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required. However, there are fees for the daytime tours. For more information about daytime tours, click here.

Event Times: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is located at:

312 Dawson Road, New Madrid, MO | 573-748-5340

Associated activities

  • Historic Site Tours