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Ten Broeck Mansion Holiday House 2023: Special Tours

  • Dates: December 1, 2023 - December 15, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Time: Varies
  • Price: Adults $10. Children and ACHA members free
  • Overview

    Discover the history of holiday traditions as you take a guided tour of 3 levels of the Ten Broeck Mansion, specially decorated for the holiday season. Includes new exhibit depicting food preparation for the holidays!

    Learn about all who worked and lived in the Mansion. Did you know that the first published recipe in North America for cookies came from a cook in a Dutch household in the Albany region? We will learn about the history of favorite holiday traditions and customs, and view historic spaces for entertaining, music, and food preparation. Enjoy the beauty of the Ten Broeck Mansion, decorated for the holidays, while learning about the rich and diverse history of holiday customs in the Albany region.

    We recommend you reserve tickets in advance as tour spaces are limited. $10 adults, children free. ACHA members free.

    Families welcome: tours include free children's guides: "Indoor Forest" exploration for younger children and "Round the World" for middle school. Plus pick up a free ornament kit for children.

    Accessibility: please note that these special tours include 2 flights of historic staircases. Photo books are available to view the second floor and basement for visitors who prefer not to access the staircases.

    Shop local: Shop our porch shop and indoor shop of hand-made wreaths, ornaments, and vintage tea cups, books, and locally-made artisanal goods from our museum shop. Admission to porch sale and museum shop: free (reservations not required).

    Museum Shop Hours: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays noon-3 from December 1-December 17. Museum shop: free admission, no reservations required.

    Select products will be 50% off on Sunday December 17.

    Give Back: Community Food Drive. Share with others during this time of need. The Ten Broeck Mansion is collecting donations of canned food items or boxed food (crackers, pasta, cereal) to be shared with a local food pantry. Please drop off when you visit. Participation is optional.

    ACHA membership: please renew your ACHA membership if you have not done so already. Thank you.

    Weather Cancellation: Tours may be cancelled in case of significant inclement weather. We will strive to provide another day for ticket-holders and/or offer extended hours, but we cannot guarantee a new time slot for every visitor. Thank you for your understanding.

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