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Historic Buena Vista Mansion Autumn Event
October 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
Buena Vista, one of Delaware’s most historic estates, will welcome visitors for a one-day-only autumn event on Saturday, October 8.
The event, which will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., will feature lawn games, pumpkin painting, mansion tours and outdoor painting sessions conducted by the Sunshine Plein Air Artists.
The main section of the Buena Vista mansion was built between 1845 and 1847 by John M. Clayton, a United States senator and secretary of state under presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore.
The home later became the residence of C. Douglass Buck, governor of Delaware from 1929 to 1937 and United States senator from 1942 to 1948.
The Buck family donated Buena Vista and its grounds to the state in 1965. It now serves as a conference and event center.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
In a news release announcing the event, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs encouraged guests to bring picnic lunches and cameras “to capture the autumn colors at one of Delaware’s most historic estates.”
Guests should also bring their own lawn chairs or blankets, the division said.
For additional information, call 302-323-4430. In case of inclement weather, the event may be postponed to the following day, Sunday, Oct. 9, during the same hours.
Buena Vista fall event schedule of activities:
-Children’s games and pumpkin painting on the lawn. Guests are also invited to take photos at their leisure and to bring a picnic lunch. 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.
-Guided tours of the Buena Vista mansion. Limited to 20 participants per tour on a first-come, first-served basis. 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
-Two outdoor painting sessions led by the Sunshine Plein Air Artists. Limited to 20 participants per session on a first-come, first-served basis. Art supplies provided but participants must bring their own chairs. Session times to be determined.
Buena Vista is located at 661 S. Dupont Highway (Route 13), southwest of New Castle.