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Holiday Historic Home Tours
Sure, you know about wonderfully decorated historic home tours in big cities like Boston, New Orleans and Chicago. But they're not the only Christmas homes worth seeing. Check out these historic gems that open seasonally to the public.
Victorian Christmas Bedroom in Natchez, Mississippi
In its glory days, Natchez was one of the most important trading ports on the mighty Mississippi, and its well-preserved estates harken back to the days when cotton and tobacco made the city's planters and merchants into barons. Three years ago, the Christmas in Natchez festival began, and it includes holiday tours of some of these stunning antebellum homes. One of the highlights of the tour is The Towers Jeweled Christmas. Thousands of pieces of vintage jewelry (1860-1950) drip and shimmer from trees, wreaths and other decor in this stunning Italianate antebellum home. Photo courtesy of Christmas in Natchez
By Alyson McNutt English