Halls Decked for Holiday December brings Christmas to both Homewood House Museum and Evergreen, Hopkins' two historic homes located in Baltimore. Homewood House, on the Homewood campus, is decorated in the simple, yet gracious, manner of an early 19th-century winter season. Each room is set up with decorations of natural greens to recreate an old-fashioned observance of the holiday season and its festivities. The house is a registered National Historic Landmark that has been said to rank with Thomas Jefferson's Monticello as one of the best domestic buildings from the Federal Period. Homewood House will celebrate the Christmas season from Friday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 18, with a special candlelight tour at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Evergreen, the restored home of former ambassador John Work Garrett located at 4545 N. Charles Street, is decorated for the holidays in a flamboyant early 20th-century style. Visitors are encouraged to stop by for lunchtime tours and to browse in the holiday boutique, through Dec. 20. Hopkins students, faculty and staff can tour Homewood House and Evergreen at no charge during the holidays and throughout the year. For admission prices, tour times and further information, call Homewood House at 516-5589 and Evergreen at 516-0341.
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