The Historic Springfield Tour of Homes and Gardens, presented by Southern Moss Realty Company, is a two-day event, on both May 18 & 19, from 12 noon to 5 pm. In the 41st year of the event, you’ll find eight properties to tour: five private residences decorated with a mix of modern and vintage styling (with construction dates ranging from 1887 to 2018), and three beautiful gardens. The Boys & Girls Club (313 E 10th St.) will also be open for tours.
Buy tickets on both days of the event at the starting location: Sesquicentennial Park at 1527 N. Main Street. SPAR members with a valid membership receive an additional discount off each ticket purchased, and must purchase their tickets at the SPAR Office at 1334-1 Walnut Street. You can also purchase your ticket online. Or, you may still purchase them at a local business:
Uptown Kitchen & Bar - 1303 N. Main Street
Crispy's Springfield Gallery - 1735 N. Main Street
Social Grounds Coffee - 1712 N. Main Street
Chamblin's Uptown - 215 N. Laura Street
BREW Five Points - 1024 Park Street
Riverside Arts Market - May 4 and May 11 from 10 am to 3 pm
San Marco Bookstore -1971 San Marco Blvd
Purchase online: You can purchase your tickets online here. All tickets purchased online during the Early Bird period will be redeemed at the Will Call table at 1527 N. Main Street. Tickets will be full price ($20) if purchased the days of the event.
Saturday, May 18, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 19 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
*Tickets are valid during both days of the Tour.
A guided bicycle tour edition is also available for guests, FREE with purchase of a regular Tour of Homes ticket and your own bicycle. In this extended version, Leigh Burdett of e2ride bike tours will guide guests throughout the neighborhood, including homes on the Tour, highlighting the historical locations, people and architecture along the way.
The bicycle tour is on May 18 at 1pm and lasts about 3 hours. Contact Leigh at E2ride Bike Tours for more information about the Bike Tour edition, or if you'd like to rent a bicycle and equipment: www.e2ride.com or (904) 945-1571.
NAVIGATING THE TOUR:
A Tour map and guide will be provided to all guests at the starting location: Sesquicentennial Park at 1527 N. Main Street. Many walk or bicycle the Tour route, but some may wish to drive..
Parking can be found on the curb near the starting location or other public lots near by.
Each guest has a chance to win gift baskets full of goods from local businesses. Always popular at the Tour, just submit your name and contact information at the Tour starting point to enter the raffle. Winners are notified within 48 hours and the baskets are delivered within 14 days.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
The Tour of Homes benefits Springfield Preservation & Revitalization (SPAR), the 501c3 grassroots organization dedicated to preserving the historic character, facilitating investment, and building community in the Springfield Historic District. The Tour of Homes has showcased the unique character of the community for 41 years, and is a major fundraiser for programming and services provided by SPAR Council.
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Special thanks to all of our Home Tour Sponsors for their generous support!