News Release 390

Christmas candlelight tours will be held Dec. 9-10 at Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

Volume 39-390 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., DEC. 1, 2011 – An 1860s Victorian Christmas awaits visitors Dec. 9-10 during candlelight tours of the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site in New Madrid. Regular tours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with candlelight tours from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The house, aglow with oil lamps and candles, will be decorated with fresh greenery, Christmas trees and 1860s-style ornaments. Site staff will wear Victorian-era fashions as they lead the tours through the house. Refreshments will be served.

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is located on Dawson Road in New Madrid. For more information, contact the site at 573-748-5340 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit