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Holiday Lantern Tours come to Historic Pensacola

The University of West Florida Historic Trust will host holiday guided home tours on Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16.

The lantern tours, led by living history interpreters dressed in Victorian finery, will include the Lavalle House, the Dorr House and the Lear/Rocheblave House. Each house will be decorated for the holidays and participants will learn about holiday traditions of the Colonial and Victorian periods and the early 1900’s.

Tours will leave from the Tivoli High House, located at 205 E. Zaragoza St., at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for opening night on Friday, Dec. 1 are $50 per person and include access to a hospitality room throughout the evening. Tickets for the remaining nights are $15 for adults and $8 for children younger than 12.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Wendi Davis at 850.595.5985 Ext. 111 starting Nov. 1. Participation is limited to 25 people per tour. Space permitting, tickets may be purchased the night of the tour. Tours last about an hour and are held rain or shine, with no refunds.

For additional information, visit or call 850.595.5985.