Eureka Springs Hosts 35th Annual Tour of Homes

For three decades homeowners in Eureka Springs have invited visitors inside their historic residences to share the joys of the holiday season. The tradition continues Saturday, Dec. 2nd,  from 3pm to 8 pm, when the Eureka Springs Preservation Society hosts the 35th Annual Eureka Springs Christmas Tour of Homes.

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-goers will also see elegant ladies adorned in their finery and dapper gentlemen dressed in tails and ties as they stroll through one of the largest historic districts in the country.

Tickets are available at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 95 South Main.   Tickets are $20, and include the use of Eureka Springs trolley between tour homes during tour hours.

Tickets will also be available on the day of the Tour at the Eureka Springs Transit Station #1, 137 West Van Buren, between 10:00am and 7:00pm.  Credit cards will be accepted at this location.

Tickets may also be purchased online here.   Bring your printed ticket to the Eureka Springs Transit Station #1, 137 West Van Buren, between 10:00am and 7:00pm on the day of the tour, and redeem your ticket for lapel passes and tour booklet.

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.

Parking is always problematic in Eureka Springs! The Eureka Springs Transit Authority has made special arrangement for the day of the Tour. Trolleys will circulate along Main Street until 8:00 pm. (Due to the extremely narrow streets on this Tour, trolleys will not be able to travel along the main tour locations. However, you can ride the trolley along Main Street and then walk to the tour homes.)

For more information, visit www.eurekaspringspreservationsociety.org.

 

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