Celebrate Christmas in a small Victorian town

Last updated: November 17, 2023

Experience Christmas in a small Victorian town with this special holiday tour in Bramwell. Filled with holiday spirit, all of the mansions are decorated for the season in shades of red and green. Luminaries line the brick streets, wreaths hang on the doors and decorated light posts cast a festive glow on the town.

On December 9, the homes of the millionaires will open up to the public in this twice-a-year-treat. Bramwell was once the home to as many as 14 millionaires during the coal boom in southern West Virginia in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Tucked away in the mountains, the families of these coal operators lived lavish lives inside of their mansions. From ball rooms to Tiffany -stained  glass windows, they enjoyed a lifestyle of ease and comfort.

The stories of these families will be told on the night of the tour. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased one hour before the tour at the Presbyterian Church in the middle of town. You can also purchase tickets online at here. 

We suggest wearing warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Also, bring a flashlight (or use the flashlight app on your smart phone) to navigate between homes.

For more information about the Christmas Tour of Homes call the town of Bramwell at 304-248-7114 or the Mercer County CVB at 304-325-8438.