Washington-Wilkes Christmas Tour of Homes

Celebrate Christmas Past with These Holiday Home Tours

Travel back in time to the Christmases of yesterday at some of Georgia’s holiday home tours. With unique architecture and gorgeous seasonal decorations, these tours should be on your list of things to do this holiday season.

Christmas tree at the Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville. Photo by Maryann Bates
Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville. Photo by Maryann Bates

Milledgeville Antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion

Milledgeville was once the capital of Georgia, and each December, the Old Governor’s Mansion transforms to a pre-Civil War Christmas for Antebellum Christmas at the Mansion. Every room is dressed with authentic period decorations, from streamers in the children’s room to poinsettias, holly branches and ribbons in the parlor. For an especially unique experience, candlelight tours are available on select nights.  Nov. 24 - Dec. 22, 2019

Madison Holiday Tour of Homes
Madison Holiday Tour of Homes. Photo credit: Visit Madison

Madison Holiday Tour of Homes

Madison is home to more than 100 antebellum homes and buildings, and each holiday season they are dressed in the best holiday finery and opened to the public. Madison's Holiday Tour of Homes takes place mostly in the National Register Historic District. Houses on the day or candlelight tour are a mix of private homes, historic house museums and churches. Leave time before or after your tour to explore downtown Madison with its antique stores and sweet shops. Dec. 6 - 7, 2019

Hills & Dales Estate
Hills & Dales Estate

Hills & Dales Estate

Celebrate the season at the Hills & Dales Estate in LaGrange. The halls of this Georgian Italian villa are decked with fresh plants, flowers and evergreens. In the living room is a Christmas tree decorated circa 1940s, and a special display adorns the Palm room. Tour the home, and learn to make your own greenery at wreath workshops. Dec. 7 - 28, 2019


Athens Historic House Museums

Celebrate period holiday traditions spanning the 19th century with a tour of four unique historic houses from the Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian periods in Athens as part of the Holiday Spirits Museum Mile tour. The tour culminates with a glorious Victorian Christmas at the Ware-Lyndon House. December

The Midway Museum in Midway, Georgia
The Midway Museum in Midway, Georgia

Christmas Tea at The Midway Museum

For nearly 60 years, guests have been gathering to celebrate the holidays at the Midway Museum, enjoying tours, tea and locally made treats. Reserve your seat for the Annual Christmas Tea to celebrate in historic fashion as museum hosts dress in period clothing and share tales of colonial life in Liberty County on Georgia's coast. Also on the grounds, visit the Historic Midway Congregational Church and cemetery, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dec. 14, 2019

More Holiday Homes to Explore

Dec. 5: Covington Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes

Dec. 6-7: 39th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas in Brunswick

Dec. 7: Southside Holiday Tour in Milledgeville

Dec. 8: Holiday Tour of Homes in Columbus

Dec. 8: Christmas comes to Liberty Hall at A.H. Stephens State Park in Crawfordville

Dec. 13-14: Candlelight Tours of Chief Vann House Historic Site in Chatsworth

Dec. 14: St. Marys Christmas Tour of Homes

Dec. 15: Holiday Tour of B&B Inns of Dahlonega


If you’d rather spend the weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, try one of these 25+ Drivable Weekend Getaways in Georgia.

Published: October 2019
Written by: Sue Rodman