Tour of Homes 2013
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Saint James Episcopal Church, 34 Prospect Avenue, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA
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Event DescriptionDue to inclement weather, the Christmas Tour of Homes has been postponed
until Saturday, December 14, 3:00-8:00pm.
For three decades, homeowners in this Victorian village have invited visitors inside their historic residences to share the joys of the holiday season. The tradition continues Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 3:00-8:00pm, when the Eureka Springs Preservation Society hosts the 31st Annual Eureka Springs Christmas Tour of Homes. Since 1982, the Christmas Tour of Homes has served as a major fundraiser; profits from the Tour support community improvements.
Nine locations will be participating in this year's tour, giving guests a glimpse of a bygone era. All stops on the self-guided tour will be decorated for the season with Victorian attired docents at each site to relate the history of each home. Each residence offers an opportunity to revisit the grandeur of the graceful Victorian era and its unique, enchanting homes.
Visitors will be treated to choir and band music, carolers, refreshments, and merriment. Tour guests will see elegant ladies in their finery and dapper gentlemen dressed in tails and ties.
There are numerous steps, stairs, and inclines on the tour route and inside the homes. Wear comfortable, rubber-soled walking shoes! Allow 1-2 hours for the tour.
On the day of the tour, bring your printed ticket to the St. James Episcopal Church, 34 Prospect Avenue. after 2:00pm, and redeem your ticket for lapel passes and tour booklet.
For additional information, visit the Preservation Society website.
The Eureka Springs Transit Authority has made special arrangements for the day of the tour. The 'red route' trolley will circulate through the tour area until 8:00pm. Park at either of the main Transit parking lots, pay your trolley fee, and ride the trolley to and from the tour area.
Eureka Springs Van Tour will also circulate through the Tour, using their 13-passenger van. To use the van, park at the old Eureka Springs High School and pay your fee. The van will stop at several locations convenient to tour homes.