Fort Western will present an Old Time Christmas open house, Saturday, November 30th from 12:00pm-4:00pm as part of the Riverfront Holiday Celebration sponsored by the City of Augusta and the Augusta Downtown Alliance.
Take a ride to Fort Western on a horse-drawn hay wagon from downtown Augusta to experience the sights, sounds and smells of an Old Time Christmas. Upon arrival, visitors can warm themselves by an 18th century hearth fire in the south kitchen while sampling holiday refreshments of times past. Period rooms will be decked with holiday décor and music from a Victor Talking Machine will immerse the senses into days of yore. Children and adults can listen to readings of Clement Moore’s 1823 “Twas the Night Before Christmas” [An Account of a Visit from Saint Nicholas] by candlelight and much more!
The giftshop will be open for holiday shopping at the main entrance gate and mulled cider will be available for sampling. At 5:00pm don’t miss the City of Augusta’s traditional holiday tree lighting and fireworks at Market Square downtown!
A $5.00 donation is recommended and greatly appreciated. Proceeds will benefit educational programs, the preservation of the Fort, and the promotion and continued research of history in the Kennebec Valley. For more information please call (207) 626-2385 or e-mail us at . You can also visit our website at www.oldfortwestern.org.