Texas Historic Home Tours

Texas Historic Home Tours

There are many Historic Homes Tours in Texas. I wish all the special Holiday Home Tours in the Central Texas and Austin Texas area were held at different dates and times so I could schedule to see them all! Austin, TX; Dripping Springs, TX; Georgetown TX; Lockhart, TX; Taylor, TX and San Marcos, TX are some of the Central Texas towns that regularly hold special Holiday Historic Home Tours. I went on the Georgetown and Taylor 2012 Holiday Tours and I went on the Historic Home Tour that Preservation Austin held April of 2013 and Mid-Century Modern called Austin 1964 that was held April 2014. I also have attended the Gingerbread Historic Home Tour in Waxahachie TX as well as toured many historic homes in Dallas TX with Preservation Dallas. Galveston Texas holds its Historic Homes Tour every May.

2015 Texas Historic Home Tours

The 2015 Georgetown Heritage Society Holiday Home Tour will be held on Saturday December 12th and Sunday December 13th 2015 in Georgetown Texas. For more information contact the Georgetown Heritage Society Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 the day of the tour.

The 58th Annual Fredericksburg Texas 2015 Holiday Home Tour and Christmas Store will be held Saturday December 5th 2015 in Fredericksburg Texas from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 per person and after November 28th tickets are $30.00 per person For more informations see the Fredericksburg Texas Pioneer Museum website

The 2015 Winterfest Historic Homes Tour is being held in Gonzales Texas December 5th and 6th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. I plan to go and stay in a historic Bed and Breakfast while there. Tickets are $20.00 and are available through the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce at 414 Saint Lawrence Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629 or phone for more information at 830-672-6532

Taylor Texas usually has a Historic Homes Tour around Christmas as well. Contact the Taylor Conservation and Heritage Society for more information. You will enjoy the many historic commercial buildings and churches as well like Judy Blundell’s McCrory Timmerman Restoration Project at 201 N. Main Street.

La Grange Texas is having a Trail of Lights and Tour of the historic 1850’s built Kreische House Saturday December 5th, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Kreische House is located at the Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Site, a state park run by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. at 414 State Loop 92 La Grange Texas 78945. There is an entrance fee to the park. This is one of my favorite state parks because of the nature trails,the old Kreische Brewery ruins, the German pioneer Kreische House and beautiful Monument Hill where the tomb of many Texas heroes is. The Kreische House is available to see on Guided Tour from January to November on Sundays at 2:00 pm and at 3:00 pm. German immigrant Heinrich Kriesche bought 172 acres in 1849. He built the home and also a fantastic spring fed beer brewery made from stone.

Round Top Texas Christmas Tour of Homes is being held December 5th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Proceeds from this historic home tour benefit the Round Top Area Historical Society. Round Top’s first resident, the Stephen Townsend family, settled in the Round Top Texas area in 1826. Later Stephen Townsend bought land on the Cummins Creek where my earliest family started in Texas in the 1830’s.

Lockhart Texas Holiday Tour of Homes is being held Saturday December 5th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in 2015 in conjunction with the Dickens Christmas celebration. The Beta Sigma Phi is sponsoring the historic home tour and tickets can be bought from the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce. This event is held the first Saturday of December every year.

Mid-Century Modern Homes in Austin Texas

Below is a collection of photos I took on the Mid-Century Modern Home Tour held by Preservation Austin in April of 2014 called Austin 1964. There were some amazing Mid-Century Modern Austin Texas homes on the tour. I really enjoyed it!

 

Call Betty Saenz Historic House Specialist at 512-785-5050 to find out about the latest Texas Historic Home Tours or to come along with me! We’ll have fun and see some EXTRA homes! e-mail Betty Saenz

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