Josiah Dennis Manse Opening for Dennis Village Stroll

December 9th from Noon to 3:30 P.M.
A hearth at the Josiah Dennis Manse, decorated for the holidays. (Photo by Bob McMurty)

As a holiday gift to the town, the Josiah Dennis Manse will be opened Sunday, December 9, from noon to 3:30pm as a can’t-miss stop on this year’s Dennis Village Stroll.

The historic home of the town’s namesake minister will be festively adorned by Dennis Historical Society and Manse Committee members with winter greens like white pine, cedar boughs, Douglas firs, and golden arborvitae. Other natural decorations from holidays past will feature seashells and pine cones, as well as oranges and lemons studded with whole cloves. Visitors will also enjoy a variety of Yuletide treats—including a hot-cider punch, a cranberry-based cold punch, and freshly-baked Christmas cookies—as they tour the period rooms of the 1736 homestead.

The Josiah Dennis Manse is located at Nobscussett Road and Whig Street. As always, admission is free, with donations gladly accepted. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on