Monday, February 14, 2011

GEORGETOWN HOUSE TOUR

Historic Georgetown House Tour: April 30, 2011

The Georgetown House Tour, the oldest continuing private house tour in the country, highlighting historical, interesting, unique and idea-filled homes, has annually opened its doors to the community. This year the tour will be held on Saturday, April 30th and will showcase many of Georgetown’s finest historic homes.

“We could not be more excited about the homes on the 2011 tour. There will be a wide range of historic architecture on display. This year’s tour will consist of twelve houses, including a “green” house, that are respectful to original architecture and historic qualities, as well as representative of the exuberant and inventive expressions of the individual owners” remarked Nancy Margaret Adler, Co-Chair, along with Martha Vicas, of this year’s Tour. In addition, once again, Mrs. Frida Burling, who is an indispensable part of the House Tour management team, has been instrumental in assembling the homes for the tour and the selection of the Patron’s Party site honoring the homeowners on the tour.

Houses are arranged for easy walking at your own pace taken in the order you prefer. Your ticket price includes a tour booklet full of useful information including a map of the houses which will make it possible to set your own route.

Also included in your ticket price is a not-to-be-missed Parish Tea in Blake Hall at the historic St. John's Church located at 3240 O Street, N.W. In long-standing tradition, this lovely tea features homemade tea sandwiches and sweets. You may walk in at any time between 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to delight in what the parish volunteers are serving!

v All Georgetown House Tour events are open to the public. Ticket prices for individuals wishing to attend the 2011 Georgetown House Tour are as follows:

$50 per person when purchased before April 22, 2011

$55 per person when purchased after April 22, 2011

$45 per person for groups of 20 or more

On-line ticket sales begin March 1st and end April 28th

Tickets can be purchased on-line. The Tour is held rain or shine. Prior to the House Tour, there is a Patron’s Party on Thursday, April 28th, to honor homeowners who have graciously opened their homes for the tour. There is a separate donation of $175 which also includes admission to the tour and tea.

For further information about tickets for The 2011Georgetown House Tour and the reception, please call 202-944-5296 or visit www.georgetownhousetour.com. For more information about tickets for the Patron’s Party, contact Charles DeSantis at 202-294-7434 or ced33@georgetown.edu

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