On October 14 and 15, 2017, Historic Salisbury Foundation offers the rare opportunity to step inside ten of Salisbury’s finest private homes and two of the area’s notable landmarks. OctoberTour, now in its 42nd year, is one of the oldest annual historic home tours in the South and has featured more than 200 houses and historic properties in Salisbury and Rowan County. Its strong reputation and proven track record have helped establish Historic Salisbury Foundation as one of the country’s leaders in historic preservation.
Ranging from a grand chateau on South Fulton Street, the landmarked Hambley-Wallace House, to a simple one-room schoolhouse for African-Americans, this year’s tour promises to be one of the more interesting and informative. It features historic houses of varying sizes, complexity and architectural styles, including Chateauesque, Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts, Greek Revival, Italian Renaissance, and Romanesque. The tour sites tell the stories of those whose lives and labors have shaped the character and the historic fabric of this community. The architecture reflects the history, literally and figuratively. Ticketed portion of the event.
Then, invite the entire family to experience Historic Salisbury with food trucks, hand made crafts, antique fire truck rides, antique cars, live musical entertainment, story time, Civil War Encampments, Colonial Children’s games, and local wine and craft beer! All of this and more can be found during the 42nd OctoberTour of Historic Homes on October 14th and 15th along the 300 block of West Bank Street! FREE admission!