Celebrate Christmas at Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:42

Vails Gate — For two Christmases, John and Catherine Ellison shared their home with the officers and soldiers of the Continental Army. Over the winter of 1780-81, General Henry Knox, his wife Lucy and the young Henry and Lucy were there, while two years later it was General Horatio Gates and his military family of aides de camp who shared in the season’s festivities. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 18, the Ellison house will be decorated for Christmas and staffed by Revolutionary War era costumed interpreters. The King’s Delight will play period music throughout the evening. In addition, an open house at Knox’s Headquarters will take place on Monday, Dec. 27, Tuesday Dec. 28 and Wednesday Dec. 29. The Ellison house will be open for tours at 10 and 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. each day. Knox’s Headquarters is located at 289 Forge Hill Road in Vails Gate, at the corner of Route 94 and Forge Hill Road, three miles south of the intersection of I-87 and I-84. For more information call 561-1765 ext. 22.