Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes

Ready to go into 12 stunning historic homes? If you answered yes, then you are ready for the 2013 Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes. Spend an afternoon and evening with your friends touring historic homes you've seen from the outside -- but now have a rare chance to go inside. It's fun, informative and helps a great cause. You may never again have the opportunity to walk into the private homes that will be showcased in 2013.

The Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes is sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association and this year will be on Saturday, December 14th. Held in the height of the Christmas season, the homes on tour are carefully chosen to represent the charm of our entire city and they are beautifully decorated for the holiday season.

Home owners are approached by the Downtown Neighborhood Association if their property is unique. They graciously open their homes for the noble purpose of raising funds for the downtown neighborhood advocacy group and do not receive any compensation.

Savannah is especially alluring in December. Each year during this special event, the Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes presents you the opportunity to see some of the historic district's most impressive private residences. See how they've mixed their own style with furnishing, paintings and other decorations to create their own personal oasis amid Savannah's downtown charm.

The tour includes a dozen homes but its scheduled into two different tours -- one in the early afternoon and one in the early evening. Buy tickets to both tours to see all of the homes that are on display this year, or just choose one of the tours if you are pressed for time. Don't miss this rare opportunity!

A Sampling of This Year's Homes on Tour

200 Block of E. Gaston Street
The William Boyd House was built in 1868 and restored in the mid-1990s. The home will be beautifully decorated inside and out. The home is owned by a painter by avocation and inside you'll find the home decorated with a number of 19th century paintings.

300 Block of E. Gaston Street
This free-standing brick home -- once owned by Jim Williams who was immortalized in Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil -- features a "cruciform" design that is unique in Savannah. Rumored to be the first house ever built on Gaston Street, you'll tour this 1859 mansion built for Captain John Hopkins.

500 Block of Whitaker Street
Tour the 10,000 sq. ft Metts-McNeil House which faces Savannah's beautiful urban oasis - Forsyth Park. Construction began in the late 1800s and was completed in 1905. This home was a funeral home during the 1960s.

600 Block of Barnard Street
See on of the first Victorian homes ever built in Savannah and its soaring 12 foot ceilings. This 1887 residence is near Forsyth Park.

Visit The DNA Holiday Tour Site for more information about this year's event!

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