The Museums on the Green offers a full range of adult and family programs, including our 2017 Lecture Series. Costs to most lectures are $ 5 for members and $ 8 for non-members, and are held at our Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth. We also offer historical trolley rides on Wednesdays during the fall (reservations required), walking tours of Falmouth on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 am (weather permitting), and many special events (including our “Lucky 13th Beer-BQ” on Oct. 13, our “Visit with the Night Watchman” on Oct. 28, and our holiday house tours Dec. 2-10.
Bus Trip: Christmas at the Newport Mansions
December 7 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm$70.00
The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions.
The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House–three National Historic Landmarks and icons of the Gilded Age in America–are filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths. A total of 28 decorated Christmas trees reflecting individual room decor anchor many of the magnificent spaces. Dining tables set with period silver and china complete the elegant setting. Windows of each mansion are lit with individual white candles, in keeping with the colonial tradition.
The Breakers Great Hall will feature the iconic 15 foot tall poinsettia tree. Model trains, recalling the Vanderbilt family’s New York Central Railroad, will be on display in the second floor loggia around three decorated trees. from the Little Rhody Division of the National Model Railroad Association.
At The Elms, the ballroom will be transformed into a Gilded Age streetscape, complete with sleighs, a topiary horse, trees and mannequins dressed in period costumes.
Fireplace mantels on the second floor of Marble House will be decorated by regional garden clubs in a friendly competition.
Bus will leave Falmouth at 8:30 am.
11:15 am: Elms tour
12:30 pm: Marble House tour
1:45-2:45 pm: Lunch on your own
3:15 pm: Breakers tour
4:30: Return to Falmouth