Historic Delaware houses decked out for the holidays

The sketches of 19th century author Washington Irving inspires this year’s decorations as part of the Historic Houses of Odessa Holiday Celebration.  

Irving’s stories detailing his visit to an English countryside home are recreated at the Wilson Warner House in Odessa.  The home, which was built around 1769 is the centerpiece of this year’s celebration.  “It really gives a wonderful detailed description of English holiday traditions,” says Debbie Buckson, executive director of the Historic Odessa Foundation.

The Historic Houses of Odessa include the Corbit-Sharp House (c. 1774), the Wilson-Warner House (1769), the Collins-Sharp House (1700), Cantwell’s Tavern (1822), and the Odessa Bank (1853).

The houses are open Tuesday through Sunday through the end of the year.  Tours will resume in March 2013, but the holiday decorations only last through December.  “It’s a great holiday tradition and maybe something a little different that you haven’t done with your family before.”  You can find more information on the Historic Odessa Foundation website.

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