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Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours

By November 24, 2012

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This holiday season, enjoy the festive holiday décor of historic homes on a candlelight tour in historic Alexandria. This year's event blends chocolate and history through special tastings, seasonal decorations, period music, and tours highlighting chocolate through time. Historic chocolate is woven throughout the experience. Carlyle House, illuminated by candlelight, highlights chocolate during the French and Indian War, including American Heritage Chocolate® samples produced by Mars Chocolate North America. An 18th century coffee house comes to life at Gadsby's Tavern Museum, enhanced by the scent of fresh greens and chocolate. See how chocolate goes bean to beverage, "take" chocolate, and enjoy 18th-century music and dancing in the same room where George and Martha Washington danced. For the sights and tastes of a Victorian Christmas, the Lee-Fendall House will feature the latest 19th-century chocolate delicacy, fudge.

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