The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

“A Grand Tour…Holiday in Europe” – Christmas at King Caesar

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society’s annual holiday event, “Christmas at King Caesar,” will take place over the weekend of December 9-11, 2016. This year the stately rooms of the King Caesar House will be decorated in the theme of “A Grand Tour…Holiday in Europe.” 

Now in its 45th year, “Christmas at King Caesar” kicks off the holiday season as volunteer decorators from all over the South Shore come together to adorn the Federal-style mansion with holiday trim and décor, transporting visitors to the days of travel via sailing ship, steam and rail. This year’s event is supervised by co-chairs Joy Bannon, Sarah Macdonald, Liz Prudente and Siobhan Roggenkamp. 

Popular in the 18th  and 19th centuries, “A Grand Tour,” allowed travelers to experience art and culture from around the world and this gave birth to modern tourism.  Celebrating this tradition, each decorator will select a European country and mix items that represent that country’s culture and geography with traditional holiday decorations in every room of the house…resulting in a holiday event that will blend the culture of the world with our own Duxbury heritage.

Friday, December 9, 2016 (6-9 pm): Members’ Preview Party, a special benefit of DRHS Membership.  The Preview party features live music, an open bar and tasty treats provided by DRHS volunteers. Anyone is welcome to join DRHS and enjoy this popular evening! This evening is free for DRHS Members, however in the spirit of the fundraiser, we ask you to please consider a $10 donation.

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11, 2016 (11 am-4 pm): Public Tours. Tickets for the public tours are available at the door. $12 for adults; $8 for students and seniors; children under 6 are free. Proceeds from this fundraising event go to support the educational and preservation activities of the DRHS. 

Special for 2016: DRHS Members get 1/2 price tickets to visit the house during public tours! Bring your friends and family and support the DRHS Fundraiser. 

Monday, December 12 & Tuesday, December 13, 2016: Group Tours, appropriate for friends, book groups, civic organizations or clubs! $12 for adults; $8 for students and seniors; tour minimum of $35.  Call (781) 934- 6106 to arrange for a group tour.   


This Year at King Caesar Christmas: Meet Fanny! 

Fanny is traveling to Europe this season at King Caesar Christmas. Bring the kids (large and small!) and see if you can “Find Fanny” among the fantastic holiday decorations.

“Fanny” drawn by volunteer Christine Marohn.

Proceeds from this fundraising event go to support the educational and preservation activities of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. See you this weekend!

Looking for a great gift idea?

Visit King Caesar Christmas for locally-made treasures.


DRHS Gift Memberships – a holiday gift that keeps giving all year. Memberships start at just $35. Or package a Duxbury book with membership for a special gift package. See website for details.


Interested in being a Corporate Sponsor for this event? Contact our office at 781-934-6106 or take a look at the attached materials – thank you! Click here: sponsorship-packet-2016

Designed & Developed by Niki Brown