On Sunday, November 11, 2018, seven local homeowners will welcome visitors into their homes to honor historic renovations, modern updates, and classic hospitality! Also included on the tour are the historic Hyde Park Presbyterian Church and the Tibetan temple, Palri Pema Od Ling. This year, the homes tour celebrates the classic and unique homes and houses of worship that make up our beloved neighborhood.
The annual walking tour serves as a fund and FUNraiser for the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association as it draws visitors from across the city and neighboring towns.Monies raised go toward neighborhood preservation efforts, beautification projects, and more! This year, a portion of the proceeds will go toward improvements in Shipe Park in anticipation of the new pool opening in 2019.
Of the seven homes on the tour this year, three are south of 45th and four are north of 45th and showcase the growth of Hyde Park from the southern end to the north. The houses range in size and age, with many unique features including Asian artwork, a basement, a well, restorations galore, new construction built as a matching duplex to a 1939 stone cottage, and the family home of the founders of Austin’s iconic Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery. Come explore houses you may have wondered about from the outside and discover hidden histories and features.
TOUR CHECK-IN: Pick up your wristband and tour booklet on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Elizabet Ney Museum.
Advance ticket online sales end on Saturday, November 10 at 10 pm. All tour-goers must come to ticket headquarters for ticket(s) and tour map. Tickets can be purchased in person the day of the tour for $25.00 (cash, check, or credit) at the Ney Museum.