Celebrate Christmas at old Fort Croghan


Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Volunteers at Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum invite the community to celebrate Christmas back in time, as the Fort holds its annual Christmas at Fort Croghan event Saturday, Dec. 14.

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience the most wonderful time of the year as it would have been celebrated in the 1800's as cabins on the grounds will be open to the public for exploration, and pioneers and modern-day guests travel side-by-side through trails lit with luminaries and lanterns.

Inside the cabins, guests can find re-enactors dressed in period costumes as they teach their visitors the customs and traditions of those who came to the Burnet area long before, as old fashioned Christmas tunes float through the grounds as carolers and family musicians welcome visitors to their home through friendship and song.

Homemade soups will be available to warm the bellies of everyone strolling through the grounds and museum, accompanied by cornbread or crackers, a drink, and cookies, all for a donation of $5 to help ensure Christmas at Fort Croghan and other events are able to return year after year.

Christmas at Fort Croghan will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Fort Groghan Grounds and Museum, 703 Buchanan Drive, Burnet.

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