Durkee Mansion Historic Holiday Private Tours

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Join us for private tours for families by appointment only on weekdays starting November 30 through January 10.

PLEASE NOTE: The Gallery of Trees has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

The charge will be $25 for a one-hour private tour and photo opportunity for your family in the Durkee Mansion’s decorated parlor.

Tours will also include the decorated Kemper Center Chapel. Everyone must wear masks while in the building and there will be a 10 person maximum per group.

Call (262) 925-8040 to schedule an appointment.

After Thanksgiving, a virtual tour of the decorated historic Durkee Mansion will be available online.

This year’s Durkee Mansion theme is “Magical Lantern Glow”, in honor of the 150th year of Kemper Hall, when alumnae carried lanterns in procession. Each year, the Durkee Mansion is decorated by dedicated, talented volunteers in a different theme incorporating period accurate holiday décor from the 1860s. All decorations are either handmade or antique.

The Anderson Arts Center, located across from the Durkee Mansion, at 6603 3rd Avenue, will  be open Tuesdays-Fridays from 1:00-4:00PM. Admission is free.

Learn more about the history of the Durkee Mansion on our Durkee Mansion history page.

We will be taking COVID-19 precautions and limiting capacity, requiring masks inside the building, and encouraging social distancing.

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