This year’s Holiday House Tour is on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 11 am to 4 pm. Those who have attended in past years say it is an event not to be missed!
To honor this 31st year of the Holiday House Tour, seven historic houses in Westport will be on view with festive seasonal décor. Five of the homes are Designated Historic Landmarks. “Each home was carefully selected for its architectural merit and interesting stories,” said Terri Keppel, Event Co-Chair.
Highlights include: a circa 1800 barn that was adaptively re-purposed into a charming residence, the Eliphalet Sturges/George Hand Wright house that was originally built in 1764 as a simple two room farm house and extensively remodeled in the Colonial Revival Style by the Dean of Westport Artists George Hand Wright in 1910, “Duck Haven” a house and cottage on the Saugatuck River adjacent to the historic low-tide crossing point, the David Judah House, circa 1760, that has gone through a meticulous restoration by its current owner, who preserved every nail, piece of timber and window, a circa 1840 Italianate house whose current owners uncovered an original back staircase hidden by 20th century renovations, Westport’s first one room schoolhouse west of the Saugatuck River, that includes a large collection of signed prints by abstract artist Frank Stella, and a reproduction Saltbox circa 1966 designed and built by well-known architect George White, which won a Historic Preservation Award this year.
All of these wonderful historic houses have been adapted to 21st-century living and are sure to enchant you with inspiring decorating ideas and nostalgic holiday cheer!
Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members in advance; $70 on the day of the tour.
Proceeds raised from this signature fundraising event ensure the continued growth and vitality of this beloved community organization committed to providing educational and cultural programs about Westport’s fascinating past.
Pre-order tickets in advance in any one of three ways: online by filling out the form on our website, by phoning 203-222-1424, or by visiting the Historical Society at 25 Avery Place! Tickets may be picked up starting on December 1 at WHS.