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Urbanna Christmas House Tours Saturday and Sunday

The public is invited to experience the “wonderful life” of historic Urbanna at its annual Christmas House Tour on Saturday, December 6, and another tour on Sunday, December 7. 

The stops on Saturday’s tour include Rosegill Plantation, The Farmhouse at Remlik Hall Farm, Cottage at Poynt Quarter (the home of Chic Silver), The Pierce House, Molly’s Way, the new Middlesex Art Guild Gallery, Historic Middlesex County Courthouse (Woman’s Club building), James Mill Scottish Factor Store (Old Tobacco Warehouse), and Urbanna United Methodist Church.

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Historic Rosegill Plantation just outside of Urbanna on the Rappahannock River will be open both Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7. Local decorators and designers have each selected individual rooms to feature and showcase their special style and flair and will offer items to be ordered or purchased.

A special feature this year includes a designer showcase of decorated rooms at Rosegill, Urbanna’s plantation home from the 1600s. Local decorators and designers have each selected rooms to feature and showcase their special style and flair and will offer items to be ordered or purchased.

Hours for this Saturday’s tour are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, with free parking and shuttle buses leaving regularly from Urbanna United Methodist Church parking lot.

Tickets for the Urbanna Christmas House Tour on Saturday remain $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour, and can be purchased at the following locations in Urbanna: Cyndy’s Bynn, R.S. Bristow Store, Papeterie, Make Thyme, The Wild Bunch Flowers and Hampton House in Richmond.

On the day of Saturday’s tour, tickets will be sold only at Urbanna United Methodist Church, and all shuttles will begin and end at this location. Cookies and cider will be available. Boxed lunches will be offered and all proceeds will be donated to the church. 

Call the Town of Urbanna at 758-2613 or Mary Ellen Cardwell at 758-4501 for more information.

The tour is sponsored by the Urbanna Beautification Committee and the Urbanna Business Association, along with the Town of Urbanna. Proceeds will be used toward several beautification projects in progress such as new sidewalks, lamp posts, landscaping and benches.

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Historic Lansdowne on Virginia Street will be open for the “It’s A Wonderful Life—Christmas In Historic Urbanna” tour from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7. Musical entertainment and light refreshments will be offered.

Sunday’s Tour
On Sunday, December 7, the public is invited to enjoy the new “It’s A Wonderful Life—Christmas In Historic Urbanna” tour from noon to 4 p.m. featuring Rosegill Plantation and Lansdowne—two of Urbanna’s most historic homes. Enjoy the featured designers and the individual rooms that have been decorated at Rosegill, and shop for favorite items. At Lansdowne, experience the feel and refinement of colonial times during the holidays. Both homes will feature musical entertainment and light refreshments.

Tickets for the “It’s A Wonderful Life—Christmas In Historic Urbanna” tour this Sunday are $10, which includes both homes, and can be purchased in advance at the above locations or at the door at Lansdowne or Rosegill on the day of the tour. Parking is available on the street in town, and on the grounds at Rosegill. Shuttle buses will not be available for Sunday’s tour.

posted 12.04.2008

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