Historic Boston-Edison Association Presents
the 42nd Annual Holiday Home Tour
and VIP Twilight Tour
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The Holiday Home Tour is scheduled for Sunday, December 11, 2016 with tours from 9:40 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday's Holiday Home Tour will feature five historically significant homes on display, decorated for the holiday season. Visitors will have a chance to view the fine exterior and interior residential architecture of the early 1900s. The tour transports one back to the "Golden Age" of Detroit, when Boston-Edison residents included such familiar names as Henry Ford I, James Couzens, Charles T. Fisher, and S.S. Kresge.
Sunday's tour is a combination walking and bus tour (walking is minimal). Tours begin at the Sacred Heart Seminary, located at the corner of Linwood Avenue and Chicago Boulevard in Detroit. Buses leave every 20 minutes from 9:40 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tours generally last about two hours. Following the tour, complimentary refreshments are served at the Seminary. Tour guests receive a commemorative program with histories and photographs of the five homes.
Tickets for the Holiday Home Tour are $40 each and are by advance sale only beginning November 18 at 10am.
New this year is our VIP Twilight Tour on Saturday, December 10, at 4:00 p.m.
Only 150 tickets will be available for this intimate tour that promises to fill guests with holiday cheer. It begins with a buffet dinner at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Seminary where parking is secured and free of charge. Tours will leave at 5 p.m. Our Neighborhood Guides will not only walk guests through the homes on tour, but will also share stories of other significant homes in the neighborhood while guests enjoy the warmth of a chartered bus. This special evening features an inside tour of all five homes that are on Sunday's tour and ends with a wine and dessert reception hosted inside of a sixth home! You will not want to miss this!
Tickets are $75 each for the VIP Twilight Tour and are by advance sale only beginning November 18 at 10am.