The Belmont County Historical Society invites you to visit the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum for our annual Christmas Tours. The beautiful decorations and Christmas trees showcase this exquisite 26-room Victorian home. The decoration’s theme this year is the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Each room has been decorated by a local business, group, or individual, giving each a holiday feel of its own. Special thanks goes out to everyone who has helped transform our museum into a winter wonderland.
The Christmas Tours will begin on Friday, November 3rd and run each weekend through Sunday, December 17th. Tour hours are Fridays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. We will be closed on Friday, November 24th. The admission fee is $8 for adults and $2 for students ages 6-18. Tours during regular hours require no reservations and the entrance fee can be paid with cash, check, or credit/debit card. Private tours for groups of 10 or more are available by reservation through January 7th, 2023.
The Belmont County Historical Society is hosting three Victorian Christmas Teas at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum in Barnesville, Ohio. There will be a teas on Saturday, November 11th; Friday, December 1st; and Saturday, December 2nd at 11:30 AM.
The teas will take place among our decorations for the Magic of Christmas Tours. All 26 rooms of the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum have been decorated by society and community members.
The public is invited to attend the Victorian Christmas Tea. The fee is $25 per person. Reservations and pre-payments are required by one week before each tea. To make reservations, please call 740-695-0766 or 740-425-2228. Checks can be made payable to the Belmont County Historical Society, and can be mailed to PO Box 434, Barnesville, OH 43713.
The Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum will host a hauntingly fascinating graveyard tour of the Northern Cemetery in Barnesville, Ohio, on October 14th, 2023. We will take you on a journey through time as you explore the final resting place of some of the town’s early residents.
As you wander through the rows of gravestones, you’ll hear stories of the people buried there – from prominent business leaders to ordinary citizens with extraordinary, and sometimes tragic, tales to tell. We’ll explore a bit of Barnesville’s history and the role the cemetery’s residents played in shaping it.
Whether you’re a history buff, a paranormal enthusiast, or just looking for a unique and memorable experience, the Northern Cemetery Graveyard Tour is not to be missed. Book your spot today and prepare to be transported to a different time and place.
The tour will meet at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, and from there, we will walk to the cemetery. The total distance of the walk will be under a mile but occasionally across uneven ground, so sturdy shoes are recommended. The tour will take about an hour.
Tours are $10 per person if paid by cash, check, or money order or $11 per ticket if purchased online. A limited number of spots will be available for each tour, so we recommend reservations in advance. Walk-up tours will be available if space is available.
Checks or money orders can be mailed to:
Belmont County Historical Society
PO Box 434
Barnesville OH 43713
Online reservations can be made here on our website.
Be sure to include a note with the names of the people the reservations are for and the tour time you would like to take. Tours are scheduled for 5:00 PM & 6:30 PM, but we may add more depending on demand.
For more information about the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum and upcoming events, visit our events page. Information can also be found on the museum’s Facebook page and on Instagram.