Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours
Royal Street Complex, 533 Royal Street
Offered every year during the month of December.
December 4–30, 2015 (excluding December 24–25)
Tuesday–Saturday, 10 & 11 a.m., 2 & 3 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m., 2 & 3 p.m.
Admission is $5, free for THNOC members.
Each tour lasts approximately one hour.
Just in time for the holiday season, The Historic New Orleans Collection will once again offer Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours of the Williams Residence. The two-story brick townhouse, built in 1889 and restored in the 1940s, was owned by THNOC’s founders General L. Kemper and Leila Williams. Filled with antiques and art collected by the couple in their wide travels, the house was occupied by the Williamses from 1946 through 1964.
Visitors to the residence will learn about the couple’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve celebrations. In keeping with the Williamses’ tradition of fresh greenery, the residence will feature a beautifully decorated tree with vintage ornaments and large boughs of fresh foliage, as well as photos of their holiday parties.