News Release 666

Christmas candlelight tours will be held Dec. 10-11 at Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

Volume 38-666 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010 

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., NOV. 29, 2010 -- The public is invited to enjoy an 1860s Victorian Christmas during candlelight tours of the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site in New Madrid.  The house, aglow with oil lamps and candles, will be decorated with fresh greenery, Christmas trees and 1860s-style ornaments.  Site staff will be wearing Victorian-era fashions during the tours. Regular tours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with candlelight tours from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  This event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is located on Dawson Road in New Madrid.  For more information, contact the site at 573-748-5340 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit