Holiday Lantern Tours

Join us in Historic Pensacola for guided holiday home tours on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16. The lantern tours, led by living history interpreters dressed in Victorian finery, will include the Lavalle House, the Dorr House and Lear/Rocheblave House. Each house will be decorated for the holidays and participants will learn about holiday traditions of the Colonial and Victorian periods and early 1900's. 

Tours will leave from the Tivoli High House, located at 205 E. Zaragoza St., at 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for opening night on Friday, December 1 are $50 per person and include access to a hospitality room throughout the evening. Tickets for remaining nights are $15 for adults and $8 for children younger than 12. 

Participation is limited to 25 people per tour. Space permitting, tickets may be purchased the night of the tour. Tours last about an hour and are held rain-or-shine, with no refunds. 

Tickets may be purchased by clicking on the appropriate links below or by calling Wendi Davis at 850.595.5985 Ext. 111. 

Purchase tickets for the regular Holiday Lantern Tours HERE

Self-Guided Tours

Our knowledgeable team with assist you in planning your own self-guided tours of the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum, the Museum of Commerce, the Museum of Industry, the Julee Cottage, Manuel Barrios Cottage and the John Appleyard Storytelling Cottage.

Please note that all tours are subject to change due to renovation and repair. Please contact us for the most current and updated information. You may contact the Tivoli High House Store at 850-595-5993 or our administrative office at 850-595-5985.

Guided Tours

We offer guided tours of our historic homes and buildings Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guided tours are included in admission to Historic Pensacola. Tours last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Guests receive an in-depth tour of the 1805 French-Creole Lavalle House, the 1871 Dorr House, the 1832 Old Christ Church, and the 1890 Lear/Rocheblave House. We also offer seasonal themed tours Tuesday through Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Special Program Tours

We offer seasonal themed tours Tuesday through Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Historic Pensacola. These tours are included with the price of admission.

  • Victorian Holiday Traditions: Visit the Lear/Rocheblave house decorated with holiday cheer! Learn how families celebrated the holiday season as it evolved from ancient harvest festivals to a family centered holiday in the Victorian era. Tours begin at the Tivoli High House at 205 E. Zaragoza Street, Tuesday through Saturday, November 7 through December 23. Tickets are available at any of our service desk locations, including the Tivoli High House at 205 E. Zaragoza Street. 

Private Group Guided Tours

Tour A la Carte! Planning a family or military reunion? What about a fun and rewarding activity for your business staff? If so, we are happy to offer a private, guided tour of Historic Pensacola to meet your needs.

Groups may create their own specialized tour, choosing from our different tour buildings! Guests may receive a tour of the 1805 Lavalle House, the 1871 Dorr House, the 1832 Old Christ Church and the 1890 Lear/Rocheblave House. Tours may last approximately one hour to two hours, according to group needs.

To book a tour, or for further information, please contact Jim McMillen, museum educator, at 850-595-5985 x112, or email him. Please book all tours at least two weeks prior to tour or as soon as possible. Tours may begin as early as 10 a.m. and no later than 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Private, guided tour group rates: $7.00 per person (group rate), or $70.00 flat fee for groups of less than 10 people.