Ballestone is celebrating their Annual 34th Holly Tour.
Visitors will see how the house may have been decorated for the holidays and will smell the aroma of apple cider, cinnamon, cloves, and live evergreens that permeates the air throughout the house.
After the tour, visitors are invited to the kitchen where they will be served hot/cold cider and hand baked cookies. When you enter the kitchen building you will immediately smell the aroma of freshly baked bread that is available for purchase along with mini-pies and gallon jugs of cider.
On Dec. 3 and 4, the Civil War re-enactors will have a camp set up and will be portraying the soldiers life while garrisoned at Federal Headquarters close to the holidays.
The house will be open for tours on these two days only from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On Dec. 10, the house will be open for tours from 5 to 8 p.m., and Dec. 11, the tours will run from 2-8 p.m. There will also be musical entertainment in the sitting parlor.
Admission donation: $4 per person and $1 for children under 12. The holly shop offers etched glass momentos, blown glass ornaments, handmade ornaments, and much more for any last minuted shopping.
Directions: Beltway 695 east - take Route 702 to Back River Neck Road - turn left into Rocky Point Golf Course - Ballestone is located on the right.
For additional information:
Cas Groth: 410- 686-5821
Marion MacCreha: 410-687-3945
Ballestone (day of event) -410-887-0218
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ballestone Preservation Society works in conjunction with Baltimore County Recreation and Parks and the Back River Neck Council.