Old Governor's Mansion opens up for Christmas tours

The Christmas tree inside the mansion stands at 30-feet-tall. (Emily Swecker/WGXA)

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville is now open for Christmas tours!

The tour features a 30-foot Christmas tree and 18 rooms decorated in 1851 style.

Mansion Director, Matt Davis, said hundreds of volunteers spent two weeks decorating the space, including decking the tree in 500 ornaments and 2,000 lights.

"By taking a tour of the mansion, you get not only a look at a beautiful home that's absolutely beautifully decorated by over 200 volunteers from community members throughout Milledgeville, but also to find out about these things: Where did the Christmas tree come from? How did this tradition begin? Why do we have poinsettias at Christmastime? Why so much fruit and where did it come from? So these are things that we examine, we discuss and we look at during the tour," Davis said.

Tours of the mansion will continue on November 28th and run through December 22nd.

Candlelight tours will be Dec. 9th, 16th and 19th at 6 and 7 p.m.

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