Chattanooga Now Step back in time with candlelight tours at Gordon-Lee Mansion

Chattanooga Now Step back in time with candlelight tours at Gordon-Lee Mansion

November 28th, 2018 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Live greenery and bows decorate the front entrance to the Gordon-Lee Mansion.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

If you go

› What: Candlelight tours of the Gordon-Lee Mansion

› Where: 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Georgia

› When: 6-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8

› Admission: $5 ages 13 and older, $1 ages 12 and younger

› For more information: 423-488-0861

Candles, live greenery and fruit decorate the entrance foyer, just as would have been done in the 1840s when the mansion was built.

Candles, live greenery and fruit decorate the entrance...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Step back in time with a tour of historic Gordon-Lee Mansion decorated for the holidays just as it would have been when built in the 1840s. The antebellum home will be illuminated with dozens of candles in every room, and decorations of live greenery, bows and fruit.

Friends of the Gordon-Lee Mansion will host its annual candlelight tours on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8, from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.

Live period music will be played in the upstairs foyer to set the atmosphere for the tours. Hot apple cider and cookies will be served to guests in the warming kitchen.

Construction on the mansion began in 1840 by James Gordon and was completed in 1847. It is completely furnished in 18th- and 19th-century, museum-quality antiques, primarily from the American South.

The tours are self-guided. All proceeds help fund preservation of the Chickamauga, Georgia, landmark.

For more information, call 423-488-0861.