TUSCUMBIA – One of Tuscumbia, Alabama’s most distinguished antebellum homes, Belle Mont Mansion, will celebrate the holiday season with “A Plantation Christmas” on Sunday, December 8 from 1-5pm. The afternoon event is reminiscent of hospitality in the early 1800’s and has been an annual event at the mansion for more than 30 years. “A Plantation Christmas” has twice been listed among the Southeastern Tourism Society’s top twenty list for the season.
Fresh greenery, fruit, and traditional decorations will fill the elegant antebellum mansion as vocalists and musicians present period music. Vintage ballroom dance will be performed and costumed docents will be on hand to share the history of the house and to serve refreshments.
Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and those under age six are admitted free.
Belle Mont Mansion is located at 1569 Cook Lane (County Road 53), approximately ¼ mile west of Highway 43 south in Tuscumbia. Parking will be along the road and in a nearby field with a shuttle running up the hill to the mansion.
Belle Mont Mansion is an excellent example of Jeffersonian style architecture of the early American Republic.
The event is sponsored by the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation to benefit Belle Mont and local preservation efforts. For more information about “A Plantation Christmas,” call the museum at 256-381-5052 or Colbert County Tourism at 256-383-0783. Visit www.bellemontmansion.org or follow on Facebook.