The annual Newburgh Candlelight Tour has been set for Sunday, December 8th, from noon to 5 pm.
The 1830 Captain David Crawford House, the Newburgh Historical Society’s headquarters at 189 Montgomery Street, will be the starting place for this self-guided tour.
The house tour features an assortment of public and private spaces within and beyond the City of Newburgh’s East End Historic District. These include some of Newburgh’s most important landmarks, and for the first time some significant and historic homes around Orange Lake.
The Crawford House will be decked out in natural greens and floral arrangements, with wreaths and trees, and period decorations typical of the 19th century.
This tour is the Historical Society’s major fundraiser. The money raised is applied towards the preservation of the Crawford House that is undergoing some extensive renovations, including a recently completed top-to-bottom painting of the house’s exterior. Neighbors will open their houses, showcasing their historic significance or their modern take on holiday expression.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (845) 561-2585. Visitors will save $5 off the regular $35 ticket price by purchasing tickets in advance. An illustrated guide booklet and a custom map will be provided to add historical context and enrich the visitor experience.
On the following Sunday, December 15th, the Crawford House will be open to the public from 2 to 4 pm. Enjoy all the holiday decorations and listen to live carols sung by The Newburgh Chorale.
For more information about admission, tours, or programming please call (845) 561-2585.
Photo of Crawford House interior front parlor provided by Newburg Historical Society.