The Annual Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes Turns 50!
Join the celebration of Tour’s role in saving Heritage Hill from demolition. The 50th Annual Heritage Hill Weekend of Tour of Homes is Saturday, May 18 from 11-5 pm and Sunday, May 19 from 12-6 pm. Step inside 8 restored private houses originally built for prominent Grand Rapids business and political leaders. Several of the featured homes were open on the original Tour in 1969. Three historic public buildings complete Tour’s line-up. As one of the country’s largest urban historic districts, the neighborhood will amaze you.
2019 Tour’s highlights include an outstanding Georgian beauty with 3 sun porches, 10 bedrooms, an impressive mahogany staircase and a working original Aeolian pipe organ in the music room; A shingle style charmer with a working fountain in its solarium and an 1875 Italianate that houses a 2-story wood-lined library designed to replicate one in a castle of Sir Walter Scott.
Heritage Hill was named by This Old House as one of the country’s “Best Old House Neighborhoods”. Its 1,300 homes date from 1843 and represents Michigan’s finest collection of 19th and 20th century American architecture ranging from Greek Revival to Prairie.
Advance tickets are $18.00 and are available
at www.heritagehillweb.org. To obtain tickets by check,
send to the Heritage Hill Association, 126 College SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 9503. Tickets on the weekend of the
tour are $25.00. Free shuttle bus transportation is
provided between all of the tour houses.
Proceeds benefit the Heritage Hill Association’s programs
that support the historic preservation of this unique
neighborhood and assist with land use planning, engaging
neighbors and community resources, crime prevention and
block club organizing. Please call 616-459-8950 for more
information or go to our website at heritagehillweb.org.