The Society’s Annual Holiday Home Tour returns this year on Saturday, December 2, beginning at 11:30 am.
This year’s tour highlights four magnificent and historically and architecturally significant homes. The homes encompass the historic Maysfield, Houk and Kramer properties, but lie within less than one-fourth mile path.
Guests will begin their tour at the historic, Welsh-inspired Tudor home at 330 Southview Road. Here you will receive tour instructions, your tour booklet, and shoe coverings. The tour is self-guided; however, docents will greet you at each home as they share the storied history of the home’s first owners, including their accomplishments as industrialists, attorneys and community leaders. These amazing c1913-1920s homes were designed by renowned architects, including Albert Pretzinger and Louis Lott.
You will also learn the history of this once wooded area, high on a hill, as it became a suburban retreat after the 1913 flood. The first early Oakwood residents of this area date back to the early 1800s—and an early farmhouse that once stood in this area was occupied by President William Henry Harrison’s nephew. Follow along the tour and discover how this area evolved from pre-Civil War into one of Oakwood’s most distinctive neighborhoods.
Holiday refreshments will be served at the conclusion of your tour at 330 Southview Road, where you can relax and admire the magnificently arched great hall of this home, appropriately named Tawelfan—and discover its own noted history in Oakwood’s past.
All proceeds from this event go to The Oakwood Historical Society, a 501(c) (3), nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich history of Oakwood.
Tipp City is known for its quaint neighborhoods, retail shops, restaurants, friendly neighbors and this wonderful home tour is no exception to those qualities. The tour doesn’t just bring guests to our unique and historic homes, it brings guests to the businesses in our community. All proceeds from the event go back into the community and charitable organizations to support others.
In recognition of the Tipp City Library 100 year anniversary, our theme this year is: 100+ Years of Homes! We know if the walls of these homes could talk, oh the stories they would tell.
PREVIEW NIGHT: Your online tickets must be redeemed for HARD COPY TICKETS in order to tour the homes. Tickets can be redeemed at the tent located in the Gardens Alive (old Spring Hill Nursery) parking lot on W Elm St.
TOUR DAY TICKETS: Your online tickets must be redeemed for HARD COPY TICKETS in order to tour the homes. Tickets can be redeemed at the tent located on 5th St at the intersection of 6th St and W Elm St.
Tour homes and museums in the Franklin and Carlisle areas that are decorated for the holiday season. The event coincides with the City of Franklin’s Holiday In Lights, so you’ll be able to enjoy a whole day of holiday fun.
Event organizers: Franklin Area Historical Society and Carlisle Area Historical Society.
Event sponsors to date Event sponsors to date include Miami Valley Gaming; Narrow Way Custom Technology; D&M Custom Painting and Home Repairs, LLC; Phyllis Scholp; Gross Lumber Company; Buddy’s Garden; Architectural Reclamation; Your CBD Store Middletown; Associate Construction, Inc.; Barbara Chasteen: Sibcy Cline Realtors; B-SAFE DRIVING EDUCATION, LLC; City of Carlisle; H&H Car Sales; Harrison Pro Tree Service; Carlisle Lions Club International; Peoples Bank, Carlisle Branch; State Farm–Becki Taylor; Edward Jones–Josh Taylor, Financial Advisor; Edward Jones–Josh Meyers, Financial Advisor; Carlisle Barber Shop; Carlisle Pit Stop Drive Thru; Carlisle Tire & Auto; Cookies Market; A Country Peddler; Dairy Queen; Pearson Bros Inc; Sassy Salon; Simply Brown; Steve Runge-Attorney at Law; TSK Enterprises (Middletown); and the Franklin Carlisle Rotary Club.
Tickets: Presale $20; $25 at the door. Tour begins at the Harding Museum, Franklin, 302 Park Ave.
Questions? Call 937 746 8295
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Step back in time and experience the magic of the holidays in the Highlands Historic District of Middletown, Ohio. Holidays in the Highlands Home Tour is a unique opportunity to tour some of the district’s most beautiful and historic homes, all decorated in their holiday finest.
This year’s tour will feature a variety of homes, from Queen Anne style to a English Tudor style church. Each home will be decorated in its own unique style, but all will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
In addition to the home tours, there will also be a variety of other festive activities taking place throughout the day, including:
- Holiday Entertainment
- A Trolley Car will take to you predetermined stops spread out the Highlands
- Snack Stops with wassail and sweet treats
- Santa meet and greet
The Holidays in the Highlands Home Tour is a fun and festive event for the whole family. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and experience the history and charm of the Highlands Historic District.
- VIP Tour (1pm to 4pm): $50 per person (will be available online in advance and limited to 50)
- General Admission (4pm to 8pm): $25 per person (will be available online in advance or at the door)
Want to experience the Holidays in the Highlands Home Tour in style?
Get a VIP Tour ticket!
With a VIP Tour ticket, you’ll get:
- Early access to the homes (1pm to 4pm), before the general public is admitted. This means you’ll have the chance to see the homes at their best, before the crowds arrive. You’ll also have more time to talk to the homeowners and learn about the history of each home.
- A personal tour guide to lead you through each home and share its history and holiday décor. Your tour guide will be able to answer any questions you have about the homes and their holiday decorations. They can also share interesting stories about the people who have lived in the homes over the years.
- A ride on a trolley to and from each home, so you can relax and enjoy the tour. You won’t have to worry about walking from home to home. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.Light refreshments along the way. You’ll be served light refreshments, such as cookies and wassail, to keep you energized during the tour.
- The VIP Tour is the perfect way to see the homes and in a comfortable and luxurious setting. You’ll get to learn about the history of the homes and their holiday décor, and you’ll have a chance to see some of Middletown’s most beautiful homes in all their holiday décor.