Christmas Progressive Dinner
Join us on December 6, for a motorcoach drive to Maury
County, Tennessee where we will have a progressive dinner (“lunch” to you Yanks) through three beautiful ante-bellum
mansions, decorated to entertain guests for the upcoming holiday season.
Our tour will begin at 9:00
a.m., leaving from the parking lot at the Historic Depot, and return at about 5:30 p.m. Our first stop will be the
historic 1816 home of James K. Polk, where we will enjoy appetizers and fruit tea, as well as a tour of the home of our 11th
president, who died of cholera only months after leaving the White House.
Our holiday-themed dinner,
and second stop, will be at Rippavilla Plantation, the historic home where the ill-fated Battle of Franklin was ordered by
General John Bell Hood, who was described as “wrathy as a rattlesnake” during breakfast at Rippavilla. Our meal
will be considerably more friendly! We will dine on ham with raisin sauce, green beans, corn pudding, and more.
dessert, a homemade confection, will be served with tea or coffee at Ferguson Hall, the beautiful 1853 home with a scandalous
past. It was in the study where Confederate General Earl Van Dorn was shot to death by a jealous husband on the morning of
May 7, 1863. Dr. Peters, the alleged assassin, was never brought to trial.
This tour would make a perfect
gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list who would appreciate a memorable experience. Along the way, we will share
stories of Civil War Christmas traditions.
The cost is $80 per person and reservations are required
due to limited seating. Please call Rhonda Ford at (256) 527-2488 or Jacque Reeves at (256) 509-3940 to make your reservation.
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