December 4th, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online ticketing is closed BUT please come in to the Historical Society at 25 Avery Place (across from Town Hall) to purchase tickets!
We open at 10 am and tour runs from 11 am to 4 pm. Have a wonderful day! Tickets are $70.
This year marks the 30th Anniversary Holiday House Tour which has become a highly anticipated December tradition for the Westport community. And to honor this very special anniversary the HHT Committee is planning a memorable event to celebrate with great style!
Holiday House Tour ~ Six historic houses all built before 1850, and the Adams Academy, Westport’s first school, will be on view with festive seasonal décor.
To recognize this special 30th anniversary, each home was carefully selected for its architectural merit and interesting stories. Each house has been preserved to retain its period style facing the street, while the backs have been “ blown out” to create kitchens and living spaces that modern families require. Careful attention has also been paid to preserving and recreating authentic dry stack stonewalls.
Some highlights include:
• A major museum-quality restoration of a c. 1760 house in the Kings Highway North Historic District. Its owner will provide fascinating insights into its history and the restoration process.
• A house noted for its seven hearths all of which will be ablaze on the tour day.
• A home featured on this tour 25 years ago that is proposed to be part of the newly designated National Register Historic District on Bridge Street. Let’s see if anyone recalls it from that tour!
Proceeds raised from these two important signature HHT fundraising events help to ensure the continued growth and vitality of this beloved community organization committed to providing educational programs about Westport’s rich heritage.