Victorian Christmas Tours Offered at Zoo’s Historic Home
Join Nashville Zoo for a traditional Victorian Christmas tour at The Grassmere Historic Home. Yuletide tours will be held the first three weekends in December (Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20) and are included with Zoo admission.
The home is decked for the holiday season with greenery, ribbon and vintage decorations that had been collected over the years by Margaret and Elise Croft, the former tenants of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains how some Christmas traditions started during that time period and are still honored today.
Special activities include holiday recorder music from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Dec. 5, and a festive performance from The American Caroling Company from 1:00 -2:30 p.m. on Dec. 13.
Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.
About Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 830,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.