Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: December 9-11, 2016

 

Charles County Maryland Christmas Tour, December 9-11

 

This three day tour includes eight historic houses, three historic churches, a Christmas Market and more.

 

 

 

Port Tobacco, Maryland, November 21, 2016 - The Historical Society of Charles County, Maryland welcomes visitors to Charles County December 9-11, 2016.  This year, 18 nonprofit cultural and historical sites have joined together to form the fourth annual Charles County Holiday Trail. 
 
The Kris Kringle Christmas Market at the Charles County Fairgrounds kicks off the weekend on Friday, December 9th at 4:00 pm.  Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this is the first outdoor Christmas market in Southern Maryland.  Visitors can expect fresh greens, music, art, food, 175 artisans and crafters, and more.  Admission to the event is one can or one dollar to benefit the Southern Maryland Food Bank.
 
On Saturday, visitors are invited to return to the Christmas Market or set off to another destination on the trail.  Sites open include:


•          the African American Heritage Society which houses a collection of memorabilia and vintage kitchenware;
•          the Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriots Park which holds an impressive collection of artifacts and ephemera;
•          St. Ignatius Church and St, Thomas Manor, the oldest continuously occupied Jesuit residence in the world;
•          Friendship house, a fine example of early tidewater architecture,
•          the Port Tobacco one-room schoolhouse and Port Tobacco Courthouse complex, once Maryland’s second largest seaport;
•          Mount Carmel of Port Tobacco, home to the Carmelite nuns;
•          Thomas Stone National Historic Site, the restored residence of Thomas Stone, signer of the Declaration of Independence;
•          Christ Church, Old Durham Parish, one of Maryland’s oldest surviving Episcopal churches;
•          historic Maxwell Hall, a colonial home decorated for the holiday;
•          Serenity Farm and historic African-American burial grounds; a working farm offering a farm store and tour of its grounds; and
•          Mount Aventine, an Antebellum House with breathtaking views of the Potomac River.
 
Each of these sites is family friendly and offers something for everyone to discover.
 
The trail concludes on Sunday with several of Saturday’s attractions open for another day and the addition of four sites: Christ Church Port Tobacco Parish, the Old Waldorf School, and to venues in Smallwood State Park: The General Smallwood Retreat House, home to Revolutionary War General William Smallwood, and the Mattawoman Creek Art Center which is holding its holiday salon featuring one-of-a-kind items for sale. 
 
Enjoy Southern Maryland hospitality and get into the spirit of the season.  For additional details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/charlescountyholidaytrail for a full schedule and locations.
 

Web: www.charlescountyholidaytrail.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Media Contact: Mary Pat Berry 

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Web: www.charlescountyholidaytrail.org

 

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Event Name: Charles County Maryland Christmas Tour

Event Date: December 9-11, 2016

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Event Location: Charles County, Maryland

Admission: one can or one dollar to benefit the Southern Maryland Food Bank.

Web: www.charlescountyholidaytrail.org

Contact: Mary Pat Berry bugs4berry@gmail.com, (301) 934-2999

Description: The Historical Society of Charles County, Maryland welcomes visitors to Charles County December 9-11, 2016.  This year, 18 nonprofit cultural and historical sites have joined together to form the fourth annual Charles County Holiday Trail. The Kris Kringle Christmas Market at the Charles County Fairgrounds kicks off the weekend on Friday, December 9th at 4:00 pm.  Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this is the first outdoor Christmas market in Southern Maryland.  Visitors can expect fresh greens, music, art, food, 175 artisans and crafters, and more.  Admission to the event is one can or one dollar to benefit the Southern Maryland Food Bank.  

 


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