The Dr. Josephus Hall House is one of Rowan County's prized historical landmarks. Located in Downtown Salisbury, the Hall House was built in 1820 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Hall House was originally constructed as classrooms for the Salisbury Female Academy, then it became a residence in 1825 when local businessman Maxwell Chambers and his half-sister Rebecca Troy purchased the property and made it their home. Dr. Josephus Hall purchased the home in 1859 and began to transform it into a grand Southern residence. The house served four generations of the Hall family before its purchase by Historic Salisbury Foundation in 1972, along with many of its original contents, from Hall’s great granddaughter.


Visit the Hall House for their Victorian Christmas celebration to experience period decorations, parlor games, carolers, live cooking demonstrations in the outdoor kitchen, and historic reenactors demonstrating period crafts. Christmas at the Hall House will focus on Victorian Christmas traditions. The Hall House grounds will be open before and after the tours to socialize, listen to live music, take holiday photos, and drink hot chocolate and other seasonal beverages.


Participants can sign up for 30 minute tour slots with maximum 20 people per slot, so space is limited. Learn more on Historic Salisbury Foundation's website.