Don't Miss our Award-Winning Event "Ashtabula: The Beginning." Enjoy the house decorated for an 1830 Christmas, and hear the stories of Ashtabula's builders, the Gibbes family, as told by them. Visitors will also meet Samuel Gassoway, owner of the 1790 tavern behind the big house, and such characters as Samuel Maverick, a Gibbes neighbor. Join us and learn how this incredible house came to be, and hear the stories of hardships, happiness, and the unmistakable joy of Christmas.
Tickets onsale November 1st. This is a pre-sale event, and typically sells out every year. Reservations must be made and paid for in advance. Tours start every 15 minutes, from 5:30-8:00 (Thurs-Sat), and 2:00-4:00 (Sunday), with groups of 20 going through at a time.