ATHENS, Ga. (November 15, 2016) - The Athens Historic House Museum Association presents its annual award-winning Holiday Spirits Tours, scheduled for Saturday, December 10th 2016. Tour-goers will be transported to Christmases past by experiencing each house museum adorned in period-specific holiday décor, as thoroughly researched by local archivists and historians.  The Church-Waddel-Brumby, T.R.R. Cobb, and Ware-Lyndon Houses will be among the three houses showcased on the tours. A special theatrical or musical performance will be featured at one house, along with light seasonal refreshments served along the way.

On the tours, a professional tour guide will cover the evolution of Athens’ holiday traditions over the course of three distinct epochs of the 19th century – the Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian periods. This special holiday edition of Classic City Tours’ Museum Mile Tour will include a detailed guided history of holiday traditions in the South, particularly Athens.  Participants will experience Athens’ most magnificent homes adorned in holiday splendor, live entertainment, and delicious fun. 

For RESERVATIONS and details, call the Athens Welcome Center at 706-353-1820 or order online at  Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tours depart by bus at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th 2016. Tickets are $25 each for the two-hour tour and are available with reservations and advance purchase. Space is limited, so reserve your seats early.  

The Holiday Spirits Tour is a community collaboration of the Athens Historic House Museum Association, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, Athens Welcome Center, Classic City Tours, Watson-Brown Foundation, Junior League of Athens, and Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services.


The Athens Historic House Museum Association is a committee of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Inc., a non-profit whose mission is to develop a community-wide understanding of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage. The mission of the Athens Historic House Museum Association is to provide for a cooperative effort to preserve, interpret, and promote historic resources as vehicles for education, environmental quality, aesthetic appreciation, and heritage tourism.


Evelyn Reece, Athens Welcome Center