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Whitehern Historic House & Garden (Hamilton)

Family Tested

The butler did it

A solemn butler welcomed me in and asked me to join the tour about to begin on the second floor, where a few visitors were already crouched like good students on small chairs in front of the wall covered with family photos. the compelling story of the McQuesten saga that started to unfold as the butler went through the family tree soon had us all enthralled. Man! These Victorian people did not need television to entertain themselves! In three generations, they went through enough drama to sustain the longest running series. The whole house is set in the 1930’s. based on archive pictures but during their Christmas event, they recreate a Christmas from the 1880’s in the lavish dining room and in the dark parlour graced with a traditional tree.

Click here to see the photo gallery of my last visit during Christmas time!

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