Picture credit - Plum Orchard with Christmas Decor - National Park Service

Plum Orchard has announced their Christmas Tour of the mansion for 2018.

Take a special ferry ride to Plum Orchard mansion for a once-a-year Christmas event. The mansion will be decorated for the holiday season. Tours will be conducted by volunteers and staff dressed in period clothing while discussing the history of the mansion as well as Christmas traditions from the period.

Ride the 11:45 am ferry to the island to catch the boat the Plum. Tours of the mansion will be from on 12/15/2017 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

Tickets are $10 in addition to the ferry + $10 park entry fee. Purchase tickets the day of the event when checking in for the ferry.

The Plum Orchard Dock will be closed during the annual Christmas at Plum event in the month of December.  Individuals who have the right to use the Plum Orchard dock included in their retained rights agreement, or another previously recognized legal document, may dock at Plum Orchard but are prohibited from docking in such a way that interferes with the ferry docking.

Contact the Ferry Service at 1-877-860 6787 for reservations. Ask for the Plum Orchard Christmas Tour.

Construction of the Plum Orchard mansion began in 1898, as a wedding gift for George Lauder Carnegie and Margaret Thaw. The architecture firm Peabody & Stearns was employed to design the original home, as well as the additions that were made over the next two decades. The 22,000 sq. feet mansion served as the couple’s primary winter residence until George’s passing in 1921 (National Park Service site).

Plum Orchard Wilderness area will be closed on Dec 3, 4, and 5 due to managed hunts. Click here to learn more.

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