722 E. Market St. Marietta, Pennsylvania 17547
One of the oldest, continuous, holiday tours in Pennsylvania, the 49th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held on December 7 from 11am to 7pm. Spend the day visiting eight private homes located in the small town of Marietta along the Susquehanna River. One of the homes on this year's tour is the B. F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy a variety of events from carriage rides, a Victorian Tea, table decorating display, strolling carolers, Nissley Vineyard Wine Tasting & Sales, Artists & crafters, and Susquehanna Stage "Dickens' Market." This is a walking tour and shuttle buses will be available from the parking area and between sites. Parking is available at the Donegal Intermediate School located at 1177 River Road in Marietta.
Tickets are available in advance at select local businesses until November 29 for $17 or online and day of for $20. Visit the website for more information. Proceeds from this event are used by the Marietta Restoration Association to maintain and restore many of the historic buildings in town such as Old Town Hall, the Union Meeting House and the Bank Building.
Marietta is the quintessential small town. Incorporated in 1812, Marietta was a major anthracite iron and lumber industry center during the 19th and early 20th century. Its economic history has positioned Marietta to be the jewel it is today. Many homes still have their historic character intact. More than half of Marietta is now designated a National Historic District and is recognized for its restoration efforts.
While you are in town for the Candlelight Tour, enjoy Marietta's unique restaurants and historic charm. Stop by Shank's Tavern established in 1814 to help observe its 200th year in a friendly neighborhood tavern.