State Historic Site

Trail End


An annual tradition for over thirty years, the Holiday Open House is sponsored by the Trail End Guilds, Inc., and is always held the first full weekend of December. The event features live entertainment (see schedule below) and holiday decorations throughout the spectacular 1913 Kendrick Mansion.

Open House hours are always from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of December. Admission is two dollars for adults. Children are admitted at no charge, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 


Our bevy of musical guests begin their performances at 4:00 and continue through 7:00. Either before or after enjoying some of our legendary Figgy Pudding and Hot Cider in the Kitchen or Butlers' Pantry (food and drink are not allowed in any other part of the house), step into the Drawing Room to enjoy some of Sheridan's finest musicians.


One of the most popular aspects of Trail End's Holiday Open House over the past several years has been the presence of our very own Father Christmas.

 (Prout, TESHS)

The 2017 Open House is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 1, 2 & 3. See below for additional information.


Decorating for the 2017 event is set for Saturday, November 18 from 9 to 3. You don't have to stay all day, but food will be provided for those who stay with us through the lunch hour. 


Undecorating is set for Saturday, December 16th, at 10:00 a.m. Any and all help would be appreciated - and bring a ladder if you can!  

​If you have any questions about Undecorating, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 674-4589! 

Holiday Open House