SALEM, Va. -

The Salem Museum Holiday Home Tour will show some of the finest houses in the Valley.

This year, the Museum will also team with Roanoke College to show some of the old-fashioned campus hospitality with displays and bonus features.

In addition to two private homes, the American Legion Hall Dartmore, and the Museum itself, visitors to the Holiday Homes Tour will leave the opportunity to see two historic houses which now serve the College: Monterey (ca. 1850) and Roselawn (1915).

At these fabled buildings, students and faculty will offer special "extra touches" to show off the College to the community.

Special music by student performers will fill the air, and warm cider and gingerbread will thaw out the childded guests.

Roanoke College archives will bring out special displays of rare college treasures, such as unique collection of 19th Century Christmas cards.

In addition, Thomas Chapman, a resident of Monterey a century and a half ago, will make a ghostly appearance.

Chapman was the sole Salemite killed in Averell's Raid on Salem in December 1863.

The other stops along the tour include The Mongan-Logan Home at 615 Mt. Vernon Ave., The Henrickson Home at 729 Virginia Avenue, Dartmore (the American Legion Hall) at 710 Apperson Drive, and The Williams-Brown House (Salem Museum) at 801 East Main Street.

The icy weather last weekend forced the postponement of the Salem Museum Holiday Homes Tour to December 15th, from 1:00 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the tour, and can be purchased in Salem at the Museum, Countryside Classics, the Salem Times-Register, and Brooks-Byrd Pharmacy.