The Historic Springfield Tour of Homes and Gardens is a two-day event, on both May 15 & 16, from 12 noon to 5 pm. In the 42nd year of the event, you’ll find several properties to tour: 3 private residences and 4 beautiful gardens.
Buy tickets on both days of the event at the starting location: SPAR Building (1321 North Main St). SPAR members with a valid membership receive an additional discount off each ticket purchased, but must purchase their tickets at the SPAR Office to receive discount. You will also be able to purchase your ticket online in the coming months. 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 1 and May 8 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 1321 N. Main Street. Tickets will be full price ($20) if purchased the days of the event.
Saturday, May 15, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 16 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: SPAR Building at 1321 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 42 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!