Candlelight Tours: SOLD OUT
November *17, *18, *24, *25
December *1, *2, *8, *15, *16, *21, *23
* SOLD OUT
Treat yourself to a very special Christmas night out in Old Salem.
In the Spring of 2017, Old Salem found something amazing. While investigating the old pottery kiln site on Main Street, archaeologist found a tiny lamb made out of clay. It fits snugly in a child’s hand. Join us in a search for why it was needed, how it was made, and what was it used for.
Grab your candle lantern and follow us through the decorated streets of Old Salem as we trace the history of the little lamb, visit the wood joiners workshop as they make Christmas decorations, get your hands dirty from clay in the pottery, peek in some residents’ windows, visit our friends in the 1767 Miksch House, and finally end up warm and cozy by the fire with some freshly baked treats. At the end of the evening, you will understand why this will become a “must do” annual event for you and your family.
The experience: Our night-time tour involves five of Old Salem’s buildings. We start by the fire in the historic Tavern, progress along the brick sidewalks while peeking in windows, visit the joiner who will share with us the history of the pyramid tree. You and the potter will make a clay lamb using a traditional Moravian mold technique, visit the peaceful Miksch house and garden, and end up in the Single Brothers Workshop kitchen sipping hot cider and tasting traditional Moravian ginger cookies.
In order for us to keep this experience intimate and meaningful, we limit the number of guests to 15 per gathering. These experiences usually sell out quickly and we have limited availability.
$50 per person (includes a take-home replica of Old Salem’s baby lamb made by our own potters!)
Space is limited and pre-registration is required (walk-ups cannot be accommodated). Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Please note these tours involve walking on rock and brick paths, as well as staircases.
Tour check-in is at the Salem Tavern Museum building (812 South Main Street) for check-in. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your selected tour start time. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
*Tickets are non-refundable. Tours will be cancelled 7 days prior if a minimum number is not met. If this is the case then a full refund will be issued.
Did you miss your chance at reserving a spot? Be sure to check out A Christmas Evening in Old Salem on December 22. Details here!