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2024 House & Garden Tour: Highland Park Neighborhood

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The Landmark Society’s House and Garden Tour is returning to a neighborhood we have not visited in a decade – with some spectacular new sites never before toured!

Ticket holders will be invited to tour remarkable private homes, gardens, and select unique public spaces. They may visit the stops in any order that they wish and will be greeted by volunteer hosts and house captains.

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The Tour Neighborhood

The Mt. Hope and Highland historic neighborhood was the exclusive domain of the Ellwanger and Barry Nursery and the Mt. Hope Cemetery throughout the middle and late 19th century. Today the area retains its elegant character of parkland, punctuated with notable buildings, and more tightly knit early 20th century streets along the district’s fringes. These fascinating “fringes” will be a major feature of the 2024 tour.

The neighborhood has many examples of beautifully maintained homes that retain the details of an earlier era. Craftmanship is evident throughout, from the simple cottages originally home to nursery laborers, to larger, more embellished Tudor-style homes to craftsman and bungalow styles. The Classic American Foursquare is a dominant house style, many with chestnut, oak or gumwood interior detail and a signature front porch. These front porches, together with proximate sidewalks and a walking culture, create a delightful environment of neighbors on front porches chatting with neighbors walking by. 

Join the walking culture of the Highland Park Neighborhood on this exciting tour!

Please note: this year’s tour takes place over some hilly terrain. Tour goers should expect to walk one to two blocks up or downhill to reach some tour stops.

How will it work?

  • Tour tickets must be purchased in advance (no day of tour sales.) Your ticket is good both days of the tour, with a limit of one visit to each site.
  • Purchase your ticket online, and on the day of the tour bring your ticket receipt to Tour Headquarters to receive your map pass to the tour, required to enter the homes.
  • We will not require masks in private homes unless a homeowner has specifically requested they be worn (you will be notified in advance.) 
  • Young children/babies will be refused entry to the private homes. Children over 12 years may attend if they can wear a mask properly, where requested. They must have their own full-price ticket.
  • When you purchase your tickets, you will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to obtain your map pass (required to enter the houses) at the start of your tour day, as well as parking information. Be sure to check your spam folder so you don’t miss that important email!
  • Prior to the tour dates you will receive a second email with a link to download the program, or you may simply read it online. You may also choose to pick up a print copy at Tour Headquarters.
  • Tour Headquarters are located at the Olmsted Lodge in Highland Park, 171 Reservoir, only open on tour days from 9am-4pm
  • This is a tour of private homes, that may not be physically accessible, may require steps to enter and may have narrow passageways. We regret that assistive devices such as walkers or wheelchairs are not permitted in the homes.

Questions?

Contact Cindy Boyer or give us a call at 585-546-7029

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