Hall House for the holidays: Candlelight tour set for Christmas Eve

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., is decked out once again for Christmas. The home is open from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Adult admission is $3; children 6-12 are $1. Children under 6 are free.
From 6-8 p.m. Christmas Eve, the home will host a candlelight tour with costumed guides. The tour is by donation.
Purchased by Historic Salisbury Foundation in 1972, The Hall House was the Foundation’s first project.
On the National Register of Historic Places, this venerable house was built as a school in 1820. It became a residence in 1825 when local businessman Maxwell Chambers and his half-sister Rebecca Troy purchased the house and made it their home.
Josephus Hall, auccessful medical doctor and businessman. bought the house in 1859 and began work to make it the showplace it is today. This house remained a home to three generations of the Hall family. Historic Salisbury Foundation purchased the house and furnishings from Dr. Hall’s great granddaughter.
Group and school tours are available. Call 704-636-0103.

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