A Croft House Christmas

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Have a holly, jolly, 19th-century Christmas with Nashville Zoo!

Join the Zoo this holiday season for a traditional Victorian Christmas tour at the Zoo’s Historic Croft Home. The home is decked for the holiday season with greenery, ribbon and vintage decorations that had been collected over the years by Margaret and Elise Croft, the former tenants of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains how some Christmas traditions that started during that time period are still honored today. Learn which of your favorite Christmas carols started during the Victorian period. What gifts did children get back in the 1800s? What is the SpiderWeb game?

Tours of the Home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to assemble on the front porch of the Historic Home where the tour guide will meet them.

If you or your group are interested in a private tour during the week, complete with cookies and cider, please click this link for more information: http://www.nashvillezoo.org/register/events/christmas-home-tours. Group tours are available Monday through Friday only.