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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.
Double Porches in St. Augustine, Florida
The northeastern cities founded by Pilgrims are certainly old, but they're
not the oldest European settlements in the U.S. That honor belongs to St.
Augustine, which was settled in 1565 by Spanish
explorers and has been a continuously occupied town ever since. And with age, of
course, comes wonderful historic homes. The Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored
by the Garden Club of St. Augustine, doesn't feature 14th-century dwellings, but
it does open up six seasonally decorated private homes built in the 1800s to the
public. Photo courtesy of the Garden Club of St. Augustine
By Alyson McNutt English