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October 01, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Frederick County house tour

Elegant mansions, log houses, farms, churches, an old mill, beautiful gardens, an artist's studio and a winery welcome visitors today through Sunday in Frederick County. The collection of more than 50 sites included on Frederick's Fall House Tours - several listed on the National Register of Historic Places - reflects the county's heritage. Many landmarks, such as the Cereville Mansion, the Beatty Cramer House and the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, are also on the tour roster. Refreshments will be offered along the way. The event is part of the county's 250th anniversary celebration.

Tour sites are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets are $10 each day or $25 for a four-day pass. Due to age and design, many homes are not wheelchair accessible. Children under 12 are not admitted. For a complete list of tour sites and map, call 301-663-8687 or 800-999-3613.

Autumn at Longwood

Autumn's colors illuminate the landscape at Longwood Gardens, three miles north of Kennett Square, Pa., on U.S. Route Glowing shades of yellow, orange, purple and red paint the trees and flower gardens throughout the 1,050-acre horticultural showplace. You can admire the splendor Monday through Oct. 23. Daily programs and a Senior Citizens Day Oct. 13 add to the garden's fall charms.

The outdoor gardens open at 9 a.m. and the conservatory at 10 a.m. daily, both closing at 6 p.m. The picnic grove, the Terrace Restaurant and the Garden Shop are open daily. Admission is $12 ($8 Tuesdays), $6 for ages 16-20, $2 ages 6-15, and free for those under 6. Call 800-737-5500.

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