Annual Holiday House Tour
22nd Annual Holiday House Tour
Come visit beautifully restored historic 19th Century homes, all decked out for the holidays.
Saturday the 14th, 4-8pm Candlelight Tour
Sunday the 15th, 1-5pm Afternoon Tour
To herald the holiday season, residents of New Bedford’s historic neighborhoods will once again be opening their beautifully restored homes for the New Bedford Preservation Society’s signature fundraising event – the 22nd Annual Holiday House Tour. Gallery X at 169 William Street will be the starting point for both tours. This year’s tour will feature the city’s historic Acushnet Heights neighborhood and several historic residences that have never before been open for the tour, all beautifully decorated for the holidays. An unlimited array of design ideas abound in the varied architecture and interiors which are as diverse as the owners.
This year several residences will be shown that have never before been open for the tours; all beautifully decorated for the holidays. Unlimited arrays of design ideas abound in the varied architecture and interiors, which are as diverse as the owners. Visitors will also enjoy the costumed historic portrayals, which will take place at one of the residences.
All proceeds will benefit the work of the society in its efforts to maintain and promote historic preservation in New Bedford. To those ends, the Society has undertaken several major projects including historical building markers, bi-annual historic house tours, historical cemetery tours, summer walking tours, a tree-planting program (Re-Leaf), the publication of self-guided walking tour brochures, lectures, and other efforts.