Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Historic Georgetown House Tour Is on April 30

The Georgetown House Tour, the oldest continuing private house tour in the country, highlighting historical, interesting, unique and idea-filled homes, has annually opened its doors to the community. This year the tour will be held on Saturday, April 30th and will showcase many of Georgetown's finest historic homes.

Houses are arranged for easy walking at your own pace taken in the order you prefer. Your ticket price includes a tour booklet full of useful information, including a map of the houses which will make it possible to set your own route.

Also included in your ticket price is a not-to-be-missed Parish Tea in Blake Hall at the historic St. John's Church located at 3240 O Street, NW. In longstanding tradition, this lovely tea features homemade tea sandwiches and sweets. You may walk in at any time between 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to delight in what the parish volunteers are serving!

All Georgetown House Tour events are open to the public. Ticket prices for individuals wishing to attend the 2011 Georgetown House Tour are as follows:

$50 per person when purchased before April 22, 2011
$55 per person when purchased after April 22, 2011
$45 per person for groups of 20 or more

On-line ticket sales begin March 1st and end April 28th.

Tickets can be purchased on-line. The Tour is held rain or shine. Prior to the House Tour, there is a Patrons Party on Thursday, April 28th, to honor homeowners who have graciously opened their homes for the tour. There is a separate donation of $175 which also includes admission to the tour and tea.

For further information about tickets for the 2011 Georgetown House Tour and the reception, please call 202-944-5296 or visit www.georgetownhousetour.com. For more information about tickets for the Patrons Party, contact Frida Burling at fridafro @ aol.com.

1 comment:

  1. The 2012 Georgetown House Tour will be held on Saturday, April 28th. There are 10 historic houses on this year's tour. Go to georgetownhousetour.com for more information.