Tate House Celebrates a Colonial Christmas

27 Nov 2021 4:30 PM | Anonymous member

Tate House Museum is hosting a Colonial Christmas Open House on

Saturday, December 11 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. This event will feature an afternoon of inside and outside activities for the whole family to enjoy.Outside, families and friends will have the unique opportunity to have their photos taken in front of the decorated front door of the 1755 Tate House by photographer Ari Kellerman. There will be no extra charge for this activity, but donations are appreciated!

Inside the Tate House Museum docents donned in period attire will lead visitors on an abbreviated tour of the kitchen and sitting room in the 1755 home of Captain George Tate and his wife Mary. They will talk about some of the traditions and customs of the time, including the holiday food that might have been served and how the Tate’s celebration differed from how we celebrate today.

Across the street in the historic Means House, you’ll be able to peruse the museum shop for unique holiday gifts and enjoy a Colonial Christmas special of 10% off your entire purchase.

Please note that tours of the Tate House will be limited to 8 people per tour and shoppers in the Means House will be limited to 4 at a time. Also, face masks must be worn inside regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for helping us keep all our guests, staff, volunteers, and families safe and healthy!

While you wait for indoor activities or to have your photo taken you will be able to sip some wassail or cider while enjoying a homemade cookie near an outdoor fire.

Please join us on Saturday, December 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Colonial Christmas at the only pre-Revolutionary home in Greater Portland open to the public.

Admission is $5.00 for Members, $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 to 17. Children under 12 are free. FREE Admission to this event with a NEW membership to THM.


Holly Hurd, Executive Director

Tate House Museum

1267 Westbrook Street

Portland ME 04102



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