Admission to Victorian Christmas Exhibit: $6.00/14 yrs & up; $3.00/ages 7-13yrs; Free/6 yrs & under.
- When: Late November through December. Open 1pm – 5pm daily except Mondays (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
- Location: (Map It) 213 Fifth (5th) Street in Aurora, Indiana (near Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Phone: 812 926-0087
- Web Site: www.hillforest.org
Victorian Christmas Exhibit: Hillforest takes on the nostalgic feeling of Christmas past as the 1855 Victorian home is adorned in traditional holiday décor. The home to industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and family from 1855 to 1891, Hillforest is a prime example of Italianate architecture and is a National Historic Landmark. Special events which occur during the exhibit period are as follows: The Holiday Open House is Saturday, December 8th and features Rivertown Players Holiday Choir at 2pm and harpist Laurie Stohr, costumed docent tours and refreshments. Two Victorian Tea Times are scheduled for Thursdays, December 6th and 13th. These three-course teas include a tour of the mansion, seasonal treats and delicious flavored teas. They require a prepaid reservation, which may be placed by calling 812 926-0087 or visiting www.hillforest.org.