Visit the Paul Revere House for Traditions of the Season to experience the holidays in colonial Boston!

Each year during the first weekend in December, visitors immerse themselves in colonial holiday customs with a visit to downtown Boston’s two oldest houses, the Paul Revere House (c. 1680) and the neighboring Pierce-Hichborn House (c. 1711). Eighteenth-century music, food, and drink set the mood, while costumed museum staff explain the sometimes surprising observances of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day in Paul Revere’s Boston.

During this very special program, warm up with a cup of mulled cider as you treat yourself to delectable sweets baked from early American recipes by Ami Gordon and food historian Don Daly.

Each afternoon from 12:00 to 4:00, the talented R. P. Hale performs seasonal songs on a harpsichord, clavichord, and hammered dulcimer, now-unfamiliar instruments he has painstakingly reproduced from period originals. Performances and refreshments are included with admission to this program.

Date: December 1 and 2, 2012
Time: From 9:30 A.M.- 4:15 P.M.
Price: Adults $5.00; Seniors and college students $4.50; Children 5-17 $1.50.

From left to right: R.P. Hale on Hammered Dulcimer; Serving 18th Century Sweets; Sweets Baked from Early American Recipes. Photo Courtesy Paul Revere Memorial Association