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The Child's Tour

December 26, 27 and 28
1:30 p.m.

School's Closed, But We're Not!

Bring your kids to the Child’s Tour at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and learn about Connecticut’s First Lady of Literature.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center regularly offers a special Child’s Tour on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. or by appointment.  Just in time for school vacation, the Child’s Tour will also be offered December 26, 27 and 28 at 1:30 p.m.

The Child’s Tour is an interactive hands-on tour of Stowe's family home, with props, craft activities and storytelling.  This kid’s-eye view of everyday life in the 19th-century Stowe household is great for 5-12 year olds with an accompanying adult. 

stockings with oranges

In December, the Stowe house is decked with family decorations, Christmas trees, garlands and more.  Families will see how the Stowe family celebrated the holiday and shared with others.  All will enjoy the "Reforming the Season" exhibit with 19th-century Christmas etchings, greeting cards, toys, horns and sleds. Children and parents alike can make a Christmas cornucopia ornament and Christmas crackers as well as share family holiday traditions and ideas for giving to those in need.

Children will also enjoy coloring pictures of the Stowe house decorated for the holidays including the front parlor with a festively-decorated Christmas tree, a holly-themed punch bowl used by the Stowe family and stockings hung by the fireplace.

Admission for the Child’s Tour is $5 for children ages 5-12 and $4 for adults (age 13+) accompanying children.  Reservations are requested: 860.522.9258, ext. 317.