Preservation Burlington’s 2nd Annual Tour of Homes

Burlington, NC
Sunday December 9
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Weather Update:

The forecast for Sunday looks like we are in for a bit of snowfall. We’ve been receiving lots of calls, concerned about the weather and asking about a rain date, so we wanted to update you on the current situation.

We are adding, Saturday, December 8th, 2:00 to 5:00 to our tour schedule.

Right now all but one of our homes will be participating, and we may be short staffed with volunteers, but everyone is doing their best to accommodate with the unfortunate weather situation at hand. It isn’t the ideal scenario, but we don’t want anyone to travel in unsafe conditions if they are not comfortable doing so.

We are still holding the tour on Sunday, December 9th, 12:00 to 5:00 as originally planned. Our homes are filled with fresh greenery and borrowed items for staging, and with 8 homeowners, 6 designers, 23 sponsors and too many partners to even count it’s just not possible to extend the tour to the following weekend.

You can choose between Saturday or Sunday, and all are welcome to the Burlington Beer Works Reception and Tour Sunday 4:00-6:00.

If you do come out Sunday and it’s snowing, please wear shoes with good traction and dress warmly. Our homeowners will do the best they can to make the walkways safe, but as you know with snow, sometimes that is a losing battle πŸ™‚

Thank you all for understanding, and we can’t wait to share these homes with you this weekend!


Pre-order your tickets online today -or- Purchase them “Day-Of” the event at Bella’s House in Downtown Burlington.​

The tour begins at Bella’s House and from there you can visit the homes in any order you choose. Once you have visited all of the homes your ticket will admit you to a reception and open house at Burlington Beer Works in downtown Burlington, 302 S. Main St (Corner of Front St. & Main St.)​

The Holiday Tour of Homes will be self-guided, in which you meander through these old homes on your very own, historical-adventure tour. Docents will be stationed along the way to answer your questions; so ask away! Meet your neighbors and see who can guess where the streetcars ran at the turn of the century. See for yourself the way homes were built for summer breezes and enjoy original fireplaces that aren’t just for show.

Connecting with the past, during the holiday season is good for the soul. Join us for the second year of the Preservation Burlington’s Holiday Tour of Homes. Each participant will receive an exclusive commemorative holiday gift from Preservation Burlington.​

Homes on this year’s tour will be professionally decorated for the holidays by local businesses and retailers. We look forward to sharing this special day with you! The tour will be held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

For the complete list of this year’s featured homes, please click here!