Christmas at King Caesar

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Step back in time and enjoy the lavish Christmas decor at the King Caesar House, once home to one of America's most prosperous shipbuilder and merchant. This year, under the direction of event co-chairs Joy Bannon, Sarah Macdonald, Liz Prudente and Siobhan Roggenkamp, teams of volunteer decorators will adorn the stately rooms of this Federal mansion with elaborate holiday decoration, ornament and trim in the theme of "Cheering Duxbury: A Holiday Celebration of Antique Sports." The holiday splendor that result from this effort will transport visitors to the days of sailing vessels and sea captains. Now in its 44th year, the Christmas at King Caesar house tour is a much anticipated event, enjoyed by visitors of all ages, from many communities along Boston's South Shore, as it captures the essence of our historic heritage and inspires the holiday spirit.

The King Caesar House was built in 1808 for Ezra Weston II, and his wife Jerusha Bradfors Weston. Weson was known as "King Caesar" for his worldwide preeminence in shipbuilding. From his house, "King Caesar" presided over an empire which encompassed a fleet of 100 merchant ships, a ten acre shipyard and a large work force of sailors, carpenters and laborers.

The House will be open to the public for holiday tours on Saturday December 12, 2015 & Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 11 AM - 4 PM. Tickets for the public tours, available at the door, are $12 for adults, $8 for students & seniors, children under 6 are free. Private tours, appropriate for groups, family, friends, book groups, civic organizations or clubs are available on Monday, December 14 thru Wednesday December 16, 2015. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students & seniors. Tour minimum of $35. Please call 781-934-6106 to arrange for a group tour.