The Woman's Club of Woodbury, Connecticut
Holiday House Tour December 2015

The WCW-sponsored Woodbury Holiday House Tour, held annually, draws visitors from all around the State. Each year, it raises funds for a range of local charities, including the scholarship fund and the community food and fuel bank. This year's tour will include five homes, most of them vintage, all of them delightfully decorated for the holidays. It will also include a landmark, King Solomon's Lodge No. 7 Masonic Temple.

Advance tickets for our 21th anniversary Holiday House Tour, to be held on December 12, will go on sale in November. Tickets will be $25 at Woodbury Drug, Canfield Corner Pharmacy, Curtis House, Elizabeth Richard Gifts, Maison St. Germain Vintage, Woodbury Farm Market in Woodbury; Newbury Place in Southbury; Town Apothecary in Bethlehem; Roxbury Market in Roxbury; Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington; The Village Restaurant in Litchfield; and at Yankee Quilters in Seymour.

Visitors may send a check made out to "The Woman's Club of Woodbury Holiday House Tour," along with a stamped self-addressed envelope to: The Woman's Club of Woodbury Holiday House Tour, P.O. Box 1014, Woodbury, CT, 06798. Please include a phone number.

On the day of the tour, tickets will be available for $30 starting at 9 a.m. at the Senior and Community Center, 265 Main Street South. Also at the Senior Center, ticket-holders will be treated to complimentary beverages and cookies. WCW’s popular holiday kindling baskets and items will be available for purchase. There is plenty of parking at the Senior Center.

The homes on the tour will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Visitors will be asked to bring along slippers, since shoes cannot be worn in the homes. No photography will be allowed in the homes. In the event of inclement weather, there will be announcements on local radio stations; the tour will take place the following day at the same time, with “home base” at the Senior Center. 


The Bless Residence
Park Road

This colonial house was built in 1820.  In 1965 the owners expanded the original footprint to include a den and garage.  Of special interest is the beehive oven in the fireplace.

King Solomon's Lodge No. 7 and Masonic Temple
Main Street South

Formed in 1765 and chartered in 1970, King Solomon's Lodge No. 7 was born during the nation's revolutionary years.  Many stories, including those iconic stairs, make this a rare-opportunity stop along the tour.







The Ratzenberger Residence
60 Bear Hill Road

The house is a Royal Barry Wills designed Cape Cod. Royal Barry Wills was an American architect and master of the cape cod style house during the revival of colonial style homes from the 1930's to the 1950's. The current owners have been enhancing their home with hands-on improvements including custom built-ins.

The Hveem Residence
Bear Hill Road

The house was built in 1792. The original owner is unknown but former State Senator James McLaughlin called it his home for 26 years. This warm residence is filled with lovely antiques and collectibles, including more than 20 original, new and reproduction samplers. The gathering area, kitchen and open hall feature personal touches by the current owners.


The Clark Residence
509 Main Street North

This once-humble home has sheltered three generations of Clarks who subsequently lavished time and energy on it evolution. The unique floor plan features extraordinary built-ins and masonry, custom décor, antiques and family heirlooms.

The Havery Residence
Park Road


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