It's Christmastime at the Avery-Copp House!

Come to the Avery-Copp House to enjoy the magic of Christmas past!  Located on the Groton Bank overlooking the Thames River, we invite you to experience the enchanting history of the holidays as it was celebrated at this time of the year. 
Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Experience the magic of Christmas past and explore the museum decorated for the holidays and see how the families of Groton celebrated years ago.  Christmas cookies and refreshments served.  
Free Community Event
Please bring a Groton Food Bank donation.
BASKET RAFFLE RUNDRAISER at the Christmas Open House
We encourage you to take a chance to benefit yourself, your friends and family, and a local museum - all at the same time.  Dozens of our Connecticut friends and neighbors have donated delightful gift cards and goodies for our basket raffle.

  1. BOATS, BOATS, BOATS | a luncheon cruise for 2 at Mystic Whaler Cruises | 2 admission tickets to Mystic Seaport| gift certificate for 1-hour rental service for 2 at Paddle Mystic | plus various boating-related accessories
  2. EAT AROUND THE RIVER | gift cards for:  Dog Watch Café | Dog Watch Mystic | Par Four Restaurant | Longhorn Steakhouse | Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale Restaurant | D’Angelo Grill | 99 Restaurant | Buford’s Family Restaurant | Paul’s Pasta
  3. HOME & GARDEN | gift cards for:  Johnson’s TrueValue Hardware | Bed Bath & Beyond | Driftwood Yarns  | Holdridge Home & Garden | home tree inspection by Little Trees | pest inspection by Guardian Pest Control | many other home & garden accessories
  4. SEAFOOD DINNER FOR 6 | 100 clams & 50 oysters from Briarpatch Enterprises | gift certificate for Sea Well Seafood, Inc. | all the accessories needed to make your seafood dinner or picnic a breeze
  5. SPA & RELAXATION | gift cards for massage services at Blue Serenity Holistic Wellness Center | two day passes to The Red Door Elizabeth Arden Salon & Spa | quilted spa bag | luxurious robe | dozens of spa  & relaxation accessories 
$30.00 per ticket.  Call 860.445.1637 or purchase at the Open House.  Winner need NOT be present to win!!
Friday & Saturday, December 15 & 16, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Spend an evening in Christmas Past.  Jennifer Emerson, historic interpreter and Dickens enthusiast, will entertain you with a dramatic reading of the classic “A Christmas Carol”.  Enjoy the beauty of a Victorian museum decorated for the holidays.  Christmas cookies and punch will be served.
$25 per person, $20 per member.  Reservations required call 860-445-1637.
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The Avery-Copp House is located on the Thames River in the Groton Bank National Register Historic District. Built in colonial style in the early 1800s and Victorianized at the turn of the century, the museum tells the story of 200 years of family life. Furnishings are original and provide a time capsule view into generations of travel and daily living. Two Victorian gazebos sit above the house on terraced lawns.  The public is welcome to enjoy the grounds. Special events take place year-round and the house is open Friday through Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend and by appointment off season.