“Civil War by Candlelight” at Sully


Another Holiday Adventure at Sully Historic Site

lighted path
We are instructed to follow the Christmas lights up to the house. Our tour begins on the front porch….
Encampment
Along the way, we pass two soldiers camping out on the lawn….
Sleigh
… And we dream of going for a sleigh ride across a snowy field….
ConfederateXmasTree
Even the soldiers celebrate the holiday with a small, sturdy tree….
FrontSteps
We approach the front steps….
SullyWalkway
And look back upon the expanse of the front lawn….
SullyOutbuildings
Then enjoy a glimpse into a few of the home’s outbuildings….
LadyoftheHouse
Until, at last, our tour begins with a greeting from the lady of the house….
HolidayDinner
Her table is neatly set with sugary holiday sweets….
BoardgameintheSalon
We are escorted into the home’s “family room”, where one might play the piano forte or enjoy a board game….
BlockadeAtChristmas
Next, we venture upstairs, where a brother and sister are devising a plan to get Santa Claus safely through the soldiers’ blockade….
HollyArrangements
In the next bedroom, a mother and daughter are arranging holly branches to use as holiday decoration….
BedroomMantel
The room’s mantel is already set with small but cheerful Christmas florals….
SchoolroomDesk
To our surprise, another area of the home is open on this visit. We walk down a small flight of steps into the schoolroom where we find this handsome desk….
SchoolSupplies
There are also a variety of school books set upon another desk, beside a stack of slates….
Today'sLesson
And here’s a handy reference to some information too important to be forgotten….
CraftyGirl
We are invited to create a craft, rolling a sheet of colored paper into a cone and filling it with candy….
SchoolroomMantel
The schoolroom mantel catches our eye before we leave to return to the main floor….
LanternsAlongtheStaircase
We enjoy the glow of lantern light as we descend the staircase….
ChristmasTree
Back on the main floor, we take a closer look at the Christmas tree….
Ornaments1
… noticing a few ornaments….
Ornaments2
… a few more ornaments….
Stockings
… and stockings hung by the chimney with care.
CiderAndCookies
Now the tour is over… but wait! What is that light gleaming in the distance?…. Anyone want COOKIES & CIDER?

 Happy Holidays!

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