King and Queen County Courthouse Tavern Museum to hold holiday open house

King and Queen County invites residents and guests to get into the old-fashioned holiday spirit.

The county courthouse tavern museum will hold a holiday open house on Dec. 2, according to a news release from the museum.

The annual free event will be held from 2-4 p.m. and includes family activities such as decorating gingerbread cookies and houses, digging for fossils, making ornaments, miniature horse cart rides and a visit from Santa Claus.

There also will be hot cider and chocolate to enjoy and music performed by students from King and Queen County Public Schools and the Aylett Country Day School.

The museum will be adorned with Christmas decor and refreshments will be served by volunteers of the museum. Regular season hours for the museum are 12:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and1-5 p.m. Sundays and will continue until the open house. After the open house, the museum will close for the winter and reopen in mid-March.

The museum is at 146 Court House Landing Road in King and Queen Court House. Admission is always free and donations are appreciated. For more information, visit the King and Queen Court House Tavern Museum website at

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