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Burpee is excited to unveil a BRAND NEW family tradition:

The Victorian Holiday Party

at the Barnes Mansion.

Join us for traditional holiday fun with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!  Enjoy making a holiday victorian decoration, treats, holiday games, a private conversation with Santa, and more in the elegance of the historic Barnes Mansion.  We will have cookies and hot chocolate, classic winter stories, fun victorian crafts and elegant photo opportunities.  Learn about life in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and how the Barnes family might have celebrated the holidays while enjoying the magic of the season with your family.  This is a great traditional event that we are excited to share with you!

Seating twice per day at 10:30am and 12:30pm

December 1st

December 8th

December 15th

December 22nd

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Explore the home..


and its exquisite interior and enjoy decorations special for the holiday season.  Dress up in your holiday party dresses and ties and enjoy a special one of a kind event!

Each Saturday there will be a 10:30 seating and a 12:30 seating in the mansion.  Each seat is $15 which will support Burpee Museum in our mission to educate the community about the natural sciences.  Lap children under 1 year old are no charge.