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The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum offers an historic view of holidays past with 60-minute guided tours holiday tours that demonstrate with fascinating detail how the American holiday season evolved over the past three centuries. Designed to delight the senses and captivate the imagination, the tours include the museum’s three meticulously restored historic houses. In the Silas Deane House, circa 1770, New Year’s Day was the main holiday—due to the Puritanical customs that still lingered in New England—rather than Christmas. The Isaac Stevens House is decorated to depict the holiday celebrations of a middle-class household during the early to mid-1800s, when many of the Christmas traditions known today were adopted in New England. At the Joseph Webb House visitors are dazzled by decorations typical of the early 20th century, a period of stunning decoration and celebration.