Visit some of Oakwood’s finest, and distinctive homes, dressed for the holidays.
Please join us on Saturday, December 8 for The Oakwood Historical Society’s Inaugural Holiday Home Tour!
With the current popularity of walking historical home tours, we have decided to replace our annual Christmas Open House with a unique opportunity to explore the architectural diversity throughout our beautiful city. As a historical society, we want Oakwood residents to be able to open their homes to share and promote their preservation efforts with the rest of the community. Oakwood has always had a strong sense of community, and we hope to use this as an occasion to reinforce this feeling, and allow individuals who do not currently live in Oakwood to see why we call this city home.
This self-guided walking tour will last from 12:00 PM-7:00 PM and will begin at the Sugar Camp parking lot where you will receive a tour booklet and map. The tour is open to all, not just members of The Oakwood Historical Society. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour (TOHS members can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $20 the day of the tour).
While the tour is meant for walking, there will be ample street parking available along the route for those who prefer to drive. Guests will have the opportunity to see the interior of the homes decorated for the holidays, and learn about their history from the homeowners. The tour will take approximately 2-2.5 hours to complete, and can be done at your own leisurely pace; each home will take about 15-20 minutes to admire.
The tour includes seven architecturally unique homes ranging from Craftsman, American Foursquare, Swiss Chalet, Tudor, Prairie Style, and Italian Renaissance Revival. The tour will conclude at the historic Long-Romspert Homestead & House Museum where you will be greeted with musical entertainment, snacks and hot drinks.
All proceeds from this event go towards The Oakwood Historical Society to help us preserve one of the oldest buildings in Oakwood, the Long-Romspert Homestead & House Museum. With success, we hope to continue this tour and make it a new family tradition that will promote the history and importance of Oakwood’s architecture, and sense of community.
Tickets will be available to the public on November 1.
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