Newton MA Historic Homes Tour Fundraiser

Historic Newton’s 32nd Annual House Tour

Historic Newton’s 32nd Annual House Tour

Sunday , May 18, 2014

Discounted Advance Tour Admission Now Available

 The kick off is Saturday night, the tours are on Sunday.

Historic Newton’s 32nd Annual Newton House Tour is set for Sunday, May 18, 2014 from noon to 5 p.m. The Newton House Tour offers the public a rare opportunity to tour eight beautiful private residences located in several of Newton’s historic villages. Proceeds from the tour benefit Historic Newton and support programs and events at the Jackson Homestead and Museum, the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, and in the community.

The much-anticipated annual tour and fundraiser showcases a wonderful selection of outstanding renovations, restorations, old and new architecture, interior design and landscaping. If you’re looking for renovation ideas or want to appreciate the beautiful work done in these homes, the Newton House Tour is for you.

To kick off the House Tour, Historic Newton will host a Preview Party on Saturday, May 17

Attendees will enjoy a sumptuous hors d’oeuvres buffet, fine wines, and a preview of the homes featured on this year’s tour. This year’s Preview Party also features a Stanley Steamer Car.

Advance House Tour Admission (available until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 16)
$25 for Historic Newton members; $35 for non-members
Order tickets online at www.historicnewton.org, by calling (617) 796-1450, or in person at the Jackson Homestead and Museum at 527 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458. All admission reservations are held for pick up after 10 a.m. on the day of the tour (May 18, 2014) at the Jackson Homestead and Museum.

House Tour Admission (Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18)
$30 for Historic Newton members; $40 for nonmembers
Tickets must be purchased in person at the Jackson Homestead and Museum at 527 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458. No telephone or internet orders will be accepted the day before or the day of the tour.

Preview Party Tickets (available until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 9)
Tickets start at $125
Purchase tickets online at www.historicnewton.org, by calling (617) 796-1450, or in person at the Jackson Homestead and Museum at 527 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458.

This year’s homes include (actual locations will be revealed on May 18):

• c. 1870 Second-Empire “Painted Lady” lovingly restored with Victorian furnishings and delightful use of color
• 1893 Colonial Revival residence painstakingly renovated to return period fixtures and finishes to the home while updating it for contemporary living
• 1894 Queen Anne updated with a first-floor master suite and modern kitchen
• 1894 Shingle-style home renovated to preserve its historic character while introducing modern upgrades
• 1901 three-story Victorian house built by architect George Meacham for himself
• 1911 structure originally constructed as an outbuilding for a neighboring house and converted into a single-family home in 1978
• 1912 Craftsman-style house designed and built for Fred Hayward of the New England Confectionary Company (NECCO)
• 1925 Tudor-style home recently renovated on a beautifully landscaped site.

Historic Newton encourages inquiry and exploration of Newton’s history within the broad context of American history. Historic Newton oversees the Jackson Homestead and Museum, Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, and Newton’s Historic Burying Grounds. The organization collects, preserves, and exhibits historical artifacts and documents and presents educational programs that serve the diverse population of Newton and the Greater Boston region.

Newton MA Historic Homes Tour Fundraiser

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