Return of the Woodstown by Candlelight tour (PHOTOS)

The 44th Annual Woodstown by Candlelight Tour returned on Friday evening, following a cancellation of the event in 2020 due to COVID-19.

The event, presented by the Pilesgrove-Woodstown Historical Society, featured several homes and private properties in historic Woodstown decorated for the holiday season. Visitors could be seen lined up outside the homes as interior capacity was limited due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Steven and Jody Digerness opened their South Main Street home for the tour. One of the oldest homes on the tour this year, it was originally owned by Jackinias Wood and was built in 1757. The Wood family, who owned a tannery near Memorial Lake, are likely the origin of the name. of the Borough, Woodstown. Most of the original house was destroyed by fire, but a small part of the left side of the house survived and was incorporated into its reconstruction.

Visitors visit Fran and Patty Grenier’s home in Woodstown, NJ on Friday, December 3, 2021. The home was built between 1867 and 1873.Dave Hernandez | For NJ Advance Media for

Another house on the tour was that of Fran and Patty Grenier, also located on Main Street South. Originally built by John and Hannah Wallace between 1867 and 1873, the house includes original light fixtures in the foyer and dining room, which have since been converted to electricity from gas.

The First Baptist Church was also open to visitors, with entertainment by local musician Kadin Sevene, demonstrations from the Third Star Fiber Guild, and historic society volunteers serving wassail and cookies to guests.

For more pictures, click on the Woodstown by Candlelight 2021 Photo Gallery below.

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