Boone Homestead Schedules Annual Holiday Festivities

BIRDSBORO PA – Experience Christmas as it was almost 300 years ago in 18th Century America, as volunteers and staff members (at top) at the historic Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., conduct its annual “Homestead Holiday” celebration on Dec. 10 (2022; Saturday) from noon to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public, with the purchase of admission tickets available at the door.

Visitors can learn about English and Pennsylvania German holiday celebrations, listen to the Homestead Carolers, visit with Santa, and enjoy Christmas crafts and activities. Throughout the historic area, as they tour festively decorated buildings, guests will hear about different Christmas traditions of families who lived on the property.

Boone Homestead Schedules Annual Holiday Festivities

In the Boone House, volunteers will cook a Christmas meal in the hearth and talk about English Christmas traditions. Visitors will see English and German parlors festively decorated for the season (above). Join the Homestead Carolers as they wander throughout the property, singing joyous, holiday medleys.

Visit the Blacksmith Shop and the Homestead Barn while walking up to the Bertolet Log House. This Pennsylvania German log cabin will be open for tours, and visitors can learn about its unique architectural history.

There will also be holiday crafts and activities for children, including a Christmas scavenger hunt. After completing the hunt children will be able to receive a holiday treat bag, and they and adults too can warm up with complimentary hot chocolate and hot wassail. Save time for a visit and picture with Santa.

Admission costs $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for youths age 6-17, and children age 5 and younger are admitted free. Sorry, but no pets and no smoking are allowed. The event is sponsored and run by The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates; its members also are admitted at no charge.

The homestead is the birthplace of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, born in 1734. The Boone House was built in three stages throughout the 18th century, and is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside. The Daniel Boone Homestead is located halfway between Reading and Pottstown, one mile north of U.S. Route 422 near Baumstown.

Photos provided by the Daniel Boone Homestead