House Tour

12th Annual Historic House Tour, Saturday, Sept. 24th

 ‘Classical Affair’ Preview Party, Sunday, Sept. 18th

Travel back in time … If you love history and architecture, you will not want to miss the much-anticipated 12th Annual Historic House Tour. The beautiful homes and gardens of seven historic homes featured on the 2016 Historic House Tour will be open from 12 Noon – 5 PM on Saturday, September 24 rain or shine.House Tour poster updated

In addition to stops at the featured historic homes in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships, the 2016 house tour celebrates Tredyffrin Library’s 50th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens in Devon, with stops and special programs at each location. House tour visitors on September 24 will also enjoy an opportunity to visit Sunekrest, the circa 1839 stone farmhouse of acclaimed wood sculptor Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), recently acquired by the Wharton Esherick Museum

As an added bonus, the Main Line Antiques Show is generously providing two tickets ($30 value) for its show on October 1 and 2, with each historic house tour ticket purchased. The only antiques show on Philadelphia’s Main Line, all proceeds benefit Surrey Services, which helps older adults to live with independence and dignity and to continue as active members of the community. (Click here for further information on the Main Line Antiques Show).

To celebrate historic preservation, the public is invited to attend ’Classical Affair’, the 12th Annual Historic House Tour Preview Party on Sunday, September 18, 6 PM – 9 PM  at the historic Duportail House in Chesterbrook. Classical Affair will feature live classical music by ‘Michael Ronstadt’s Three Cellos’,*  drinks, and food provided by Blaize Catering and Birchrun Hills Farm.  The  evening celebrates the homeowners and the homes featured on the tour and allow us to thank the generous individual and corporate sponsors who make the annual tour possible. Attendees will get a sneak preview of the beautiful homes featured on the 12th Annual Historic House Tour!

The annual historic house tour would not be possible without the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors.  Click 2016 House Tour Sponsor Information for information about how you can be a sponsor and receive complimentary tickets to the house tour and the preview party.

To Purchase Tickets for 12th Annual Historic House Tour & ‘Classical Affair’ Preview Party

NOTE:  Tickets for the Preview Party and/or the 12th Annual Historic House Tour are nonrefundable. Please understand that if your plans change and you are unable to attend the event(s) we are unable to refund your ticket purchase. Check your calendar before purchasing the tickets.   We appreciate your understanding.

The Trust is a small nonprofit 501c3 organization and your ticket purchase is tax-deductible as the government allows.

  • You will receive a confirmation (via email) of your house tour ticket(s) purchase prior to the house tour day.
  • The house tour ticket pick-up location for 2016 is Tredyffrin Library, 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA, starting at 11 AM on Saturday, Sept. 24.

*  Music generously sponsored by Exton Vet Care.