Newburgh Candlelight Tour 2011

Sunday, December 11, 12noon-5pm

The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands, located in the heart of Newburgh’s beautiful east-end historic district, will hold its annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from noon to 5pm.

The tour begins at the Captain David Crawford House, 189 Montgomery St., Newburgh, NY.  This opulent 1830’s home, located in New York State’s largest upstate Historic District, will be decorated inside and out as it would have been in 1840, using fresh greens, flowers and fruit.

This year, tour takers will be treated to the beautiful singing of members of the Jubilate choir, a Warwick based group that will be performing at the Crawford House and Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange.

Tour participants will receive an illustrated booklet that includes a map of all the sites on the Tour.  These include 9 private homes and 4 rarely-open public spaces which exemplify Newburgh’s rich architectural heritage.

Tickets are available for a $25 donation if purchased in advance and $30 if purchased at the Crawford House on the day of the event.  For information, or to order your tickets, please call 845-561-2585 or email  You may also visit our website at