Step back in time this holiday season during the "Colonial Candlelight Tour" at the historic Alston House. Guides, dressed in colonial attire, will lead groups through the candlelit home adorned with 18th century styled decorations. After the tour, enjoy warm cider by the campfire and sing along to your favorite holiday carols. Tickets for the tour can purchased on site the day of, or pre-ordered on Eventbrite. Don’t be a Scrooge, order your tickets today!

The House in the Horseshoe was built in 1772 by Philip Alston. In 1781 the house was the site of militia skirmish between the owner, Whig Col. Philip Alston, and Loyalist Col. David Fanning. The house still bears some the scars from this engagement. From 1798 to 1814 the House in the Horseshoe, under the name Retreat, was home to another Patriot leader and four-time North Carolina governor, Benjamin Williams.


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Colby Stevens
colby.stevens@ncdcr.gov

288 Alston House Road
Sanford, NC 27330

(910) 947-2051
historicsites.nc.gov

Updated March 6, 2019