Smoke lazily drifts from red brick chimneys. A fresh blanket of fluffy, white snow covers the worn rooftops. Sleighs glide through the streets, accompanied by hoof steps and jangling bells. Dim light from gas lanterns cut through the darkness. The air is crisp and cold. The hearths, glowing red, provide much-needed warmth to weary travelers at the Compass Inn. The year is 1830. Robert and Rachel Armor, the proprietors of the establishment, gather their visitors in the main room, ready to celebrate another Christmas Eve. In the candlelight, amongst the holiday cheer, Rachel recites a new story. She begins, “‘Twas the night before Christmas…”
Enjoy a special holiday treat in a charming, rustic setting. While touring the historic Compass Inn Museum, let the glow of candles and warm flickering fires transport you back to Robert and Rachel’s time. A simpler time. The spirit of the Christmas season is reflected in the simple, yet charming décor, traditions and hospitality of days gone by. Upon conclusion of your tour, take a respite from all the hustle and bustle. Relax with us by the crackling fires. Sip a cup of hot mulled cider. Nibble on a tasty treat. All while that very famous story is recited.
Walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Last tour begins at 6:30 pm.