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Ring in the Season

December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Ring in the Season at Folsom Tavern

December 5 – December 14

Celebrate the season in Colonial style at historic Folsom Tavern with expanded holiday programming.

All events are part of the Town of Exeter’s Ring in the Season celebration.


Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 5, 6 to 8 pm

Step back in time and experience the glow of Folsom Tavern (c.1775) decorated for the festive season. Toast the holidays with light snacks and adult refreshments, try your hand at making Colonial holiday gifts, enjoy seasonal music, and visit our pop-up gift shop. Support our museum by bidding on a wonderful selection of items in our annual silent auction.

In lieu of admission, guests are encouraged to bring donations for Seacoast Family Promise such as diapers sizes 4,5,6; Pull ups of all sizes; Q-tips; fingernail clippers; hair brushes; toothpaste – full size; mouthwash; baking soda; and dental floss.

Colonial Holiday Tea

Saturday, December 7 and 14, 11 am and 2 pm seatings
Tickets for the Colonial Holiday Teas are no longer available. Guests must have reservations to attend the teas. Please call the museum if you have any questions.

Ring in the season in revolutionary style!

You are cordially invited to a Colonial Holiday Tea in Folsom Tavern. Sip delicious teas and dine on small bites provided by colonial-inspired caterer For the Love of Food and Drink.  Create your own historic handiwork with lavender sachets and mulling spices– perfect for holiday gift giving. Try your hand at quill pen writing for your holiday gift tags or a letter to Santa. Gather in the assembly room to sing winter carols.  The museum’s holiday gift shop will be open for you to find that perfect present for the history lover on your list.

Please note, this tea is meant to reflect the tavern’s 1775 revolutionary history and therefore is more rustic and relaxed than a traditional Victorian or high tea. Each Tea is two hours long. All ages welcome, highchairs are not available.

.Reservations are required to attend the teas.

Womenade of Greater Squamscott’s Exeter Area Holiday Home Tour

Sunday, December 8, 10 am to 2 pm

The Tavern will serve as the ticket pick-up location for this year’s Holiday Home Tour. Guests may explore the first floor, shop our pop-up gift shop, and enjoy light refreshments (donations encouraged). Tickets for the Holiday Home Tour are required and must be purchased in advance through Womenade.

Don’t have a ticket to the Holiday Home Tour, but want to visit the Tavern before we close for the season? You are welcome to shop our gift shop, browse the first floor and enjoy light refreshments anytime between 10 am and 2 pm..Reservations are required to attend the teas.

All holiday events are held in Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street, Exeter. Parking is available in the Museum parking lot on Spring Street, Exeter Municipal Lots, and street parking on Water Street.

Please note that events will take place on the first and second floor of the Folsom Tavern. Because of the historic nature of the building it is not handicap accessible.


December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Victoria Su


Folsom Tavern
164 Water Street
Exeter, NH
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(603) 772-2622