Holidays at The Olean Bartlett House

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Event Date(s): Mon, 12/02/2019 - 6:00pm - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 9:00pm
Holiday tours at the Barlett House in Olean

Take a trip back in time with a Victorian Christmas at the Fannie Bartlett House in Olean.  Tour this beautifully restored mansion built in 1881 with 15 rooms, including a third-floor ballroom during special hours for the holiday season!  The historic house with be adorned with Christmas decorations. 

The house will be open for tours the following Mondays in December, from 6-9pm: 2, 9, and 16.  It will be open for tours the following Wednesdays and Fridays in December, from 1-5pm: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, and 20. 

There will be a special celebration on Saturday, Dec 14th:  "Santa Claus Comes to Town".  Open 12-5pm, there will be the Olean Choir singing at 12:30pm followed by local youth musicians.  Santa arrives at 1pm followed by "Dance Arts" Tap Dancers Holiday Performance and Ballet from the Nutcracker Suite. 

A Queen Anne-style house, it was originally built in 1881 by George Foreman, and purchased in 1891 by Frank and Fannie Bartlett for $15,000, a hefty sum for that time, he said. The house features nine rooms decorated in turn-of-the-century Victoriana and seven fireplaces, each different in design and composition.

Visitors will notice the intricate detail work in every room and that each room has a different floor design, some with as many as seven different woods imported from around the world.  Also, the Tiffany-style staircase window, the woodwork throughout and interesting period furnishings all present a step back in time.  This can be seen in the photo that shows historian, Dave Deckman, explaining some of the intricacies.

For more information on this event please visit http://www.cityofolean.org/history/index.html

This event will be held at:

Fannie Bartlett House
302 Laurens St.
Olean, NY 14760
United States
Phone: 716-376-5642
42° 4' 47.676" N, 78° 25' 58.4076" W
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