Programs, Seasonal Tours

Evening Tours: A 1917 Christmas

Date: Sat, December 09, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Reynolda House Museum of American Art


Evening tours are sold out. 

It is December 1917, and the newly completed Reynolda has received holiday decorations, presents, dozens of turkeys for holiday meals, and train cars full of furniture in anticipation of the family moving in just before Christmas Day. A century later, we invite you to see the house decorated according to Katharine Reynolds’s instructions and to hear festive stories told by a costumed butler, nurse, party-goer, and teacher at the Reynolda School. Lights will be low, the candles will flicker, and carols from the original Aeolian pipe organ will fill the home with wintry cheer of long ago.

Tours last approximately 1 hour.

Day Tours 
Tuesday afternoons in December (December 5, 12, and 19) 
Tours depart between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  

Evening Tours — Two Nights Only
Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9. 
Tours depart  between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Evening tours are offered on two nights only in the after-hours glow of the bungalow. Evening tours include light refreshments and carols performed by a children’s chorus. A brief intermission for our interpreters will be taken between 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Can you please tell me how to purchase tickets for for the December 9 Cevening Christmas tour? 

Hi Vicki! You can purchase tickets for our 1917 Christmas Tours at this link:

We look forward to your visit—thanks! 

Are there discounts given for WFBH employees for this event?

Hi John, unfortunately there are no discounts for Wake Forest University/Wake Forest Baptist Health employees for our A 1917 Christmas tours. However, you can get in for free at any of our Caroling Fridays this season, where we'll be singing carols along to our Aeolian organ at 2:45 each Friday through December 22. No advance purchase is required, but you may reserve your tickets in advance at this link. Thank you!

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