Christmas Tours at the Oliver Mansion

One house in South Bend is already all decked out for the holiday season, the Copshaholm Mansion.

For a week now, workers from the Northern Indiana Center for History worked to decorate the old Oliver Mansion.

There are six Christmas trees and 14 fireplaces all decorated with a Victorian theme that is historically correct.

The old Oliver Mansion was built in 1897.

All of the furnishings are original; showing the house as it appeared when the famous founders of the Chilled Plow lived there.

“We do have one tradition we know that the Oliver family had their Christmas tree in the den so that we hold the same. As visitors come through from year to year, they are going to see a tree that the Oliver family decorated,” explains Marilyn Thompson, Northern Indiana Center for History.

The center for history gives tours of the mansion year round, but for Christmas they will give three specialty tours.

You can visit Christmas at Copshaholm, Sundays December 3rd, 10th, and 17th 12-3:30 PM at 808 W. Washington Street, South Bend.

Admissions for the tours are $10/Adults, $8/Seniors and $6/Kids.


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