will take place on

December 14th & 15th

Stroudwater’s historic Tate House Museum is hosting a Colonial Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, from noon until 4:00 pm. Come and see how an affluent mast agent’s family may have celebrated the holidays in the 18th century.

Docents donned in period attire will greet visitors as they make their way from room to room in the 1755 home of Captain George Tate and his wife Mary. They will explain the prevailing traditions and customs of the time, including: Why did the Tates celebrate Christmas while many of their neighbors did not? How did decorations differ from those of today? What types of food and drink would be served? What kind of games and gifts might the children have enjoyed? What types of leisure activities did the adults pursue during the winter months? What is the meaning of Boxing Day? 

Please join us for the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Colonial Christmas at the only pre-Revolutionary home in Greater Portland open to the public.
Admission is $15 for adults and $12 children 12 to 17 and
free for children under 12.

FREE Admission to this event with
a NEW membership to THM.
Contact the office for details: 207.774.6177


Our TATE House Tours WiLL REOPEN ON JULY 1, 2021





Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street
Portland, Maine 04102