Candlelight House Tour
44th Annual Candlelight House Tour is Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
Historic Homes and Architectural Landmarks in the Midtown, Uptown, and Academy Manor Neighborhoods
Historic Harrisburg Association will present its 44th Annual Candlelight House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 6 PM, featuring historic homes and buildings of significance in Harrisburg’s Midtown, Uptown and Academy Manor Neighborhoods. The Tour will feature a variety of single family residences and condominiums and other important landmarks that reflect the city’s architectural heritage.
A total of 19 properties are included on the tour, and they may be visited in any order. In addition, a number of downtown restaurants, coffee houses and bistros will offer special prices and discounts for holders of Candlelight Tour tickets.
“This year’s tour offers tour goers a look into many different home styles, all with fabulous interiors and wonderful art collections,” said Robin Schuldenfrei and Jeb Stuarts, co-chairs of the 2017 tour committee. “We want our tour goers to experience the various home styles that Harrisburg has to offer and also enjoy the amazing architectural features and incredible transformations, completed to make the homes more comfortable, while preserving the historic aspects of the home”
The PA National Fire Museum, at 1820 North Fourth Street will serve as the host property where same-day of the tour tickets will be sold and light refreshments and treats may be purchased.
Launched by Historic Harrisburg in 1973, the Candlelight House Tour is the oldest and biggest tour of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Over its 43-year history, literally hundreds of historic homes and landmarks have been opened to a cumulative audience that now numbers in the tens of thousands. More than 1,200 persons attended the 2016 tour.
Advance Tickets at discounted prices may be ordered on line at www.historicharrisburg.com. When the tickets (which are a 64-page guidebook describing all tour properties, with maps, parking suggestions and a special Harrisburg restaurant section) are printed in late November, they may be purchased at various East and West Shore locations; contact Historic Harrisburg at email@example.com or 717.233.4646 for information. Day-of-tour tickets, Sunday, Dec. 10, will be $25 and will be available only at the Historic Harrisburg Resource Center, 1230 N. Third Street, or the PA National Fire Museum at 1820 North Fourth Street.