Candlelight tours of Gov. John Wood mansion scheduled for five dates in December

John Wood mansion

Candlelight tours of the John Wood Mansion are scheduled for five days in December beginning Dec. 15. Tours will take approximately 20 minutes. | Photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County

QUINCY — The Christmas candlelight tours of the Governor John Wood mansion will be held in December.

Candlelight tours will be scheduled between 5 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 15, 16, 22, 23 and 26. Tour times are 5 p.m.; 5:20 p.m.; 5: 40 p.m. 6 p.m.; 6:20 p.m.; and 6:40 p.m. Tours will begin in the society’s Visitors Center across the alley from the Mansion at 425 S. 12th. Tour guides will be available to take groups to the historic home.

The popular annual tours are free and give the public the opportunity to view the historic home decked out in its holiday finery. Decorated trees will appear in every room of the first floor, and live poinsettias will further enhance the seasonal décor.

Gov. and Mrs. John Wood will welcome guests to the mansion. Several area musicians will be featured. Those scheduled to perform are:

  • singer and guitarist Logan Kammerer Dec. 15;
  • the Eventide Singers on Dec. 16;
  • string students from the Javaux Music School on Dec. 22;
  • the string duo of John Basinger, violin, and Dave Hermann, viola, on Dec. 23;
  • members of the Quincy Symphony Chorus on Dec. 26.

Toys from the society’s collection will be on display and featured in the décor. Light refreshments will add to the festive nature of the event. Docents will be on hand to discuss the toys.

Reservations should be made by contacting the HSQAC office at 217-222-1835 or or

The Hal and Kathy Oakley family is sponsoring the Candlelight Tours.

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