For just one evening every year, nine of the Portsmouth Historic Houses open their doors and gardens for the Twilight Tour. This year’s special hours are 5-8 pm on Friday, August 15. To make the evening extra special, each house offers a special entertainment: brief talks on collections, storytelling, short plays and light refreshments. For antique collectors and connoisseurs of 18th and 19th century houses, The Twilight Tour is the perfect complement to the annual Northeast Auctions Marine, China Trade and Sporting Arts Auction, August 16 & 17. Visitors can attend the Auction preview and participate in the Twilight Tour the same night.
Advance tickets: Adults $18, Children: $8
Day-of tickets: Adults $20; Children $10
Available at Discover Portsmouth, Strawbery Banke Museum and all participating historic houses
Each ticket is good for one admission to each of the 9 participating houses on the night of the Twilight Tour and are also valid for the balance of the 2014 season for admission to any houses that visitors don’t get to on the night of the Tour. Proceeds of the tour benefit the member sites of the Portsmouth Historic House Associates. [Read more...]