The following two items are extra bonuses during Holiday House Tour on December 1 and 2. You do not need to join a group for a walking tour if you do not want to. You can still visit the sites in any order and on your own as you have done for past Holiday House Tours.
Guided Walking Tours
Meet a Guide at:
Centre Meeting House, 203 N. Washington St.
Bank of Clarke County, 202 N. Loudoun St.
Peyton Street Intersections
Last guides leave at 4 p.m.
Explore the history and architecture of the northern end of the Winchester Historic District with guided exterior walking tours. There are two tour routes this year, linked by Peyton Street. In the first route, meet a guide at Centre Meeting House to walk along the 200 and 300 block of Fairmont, ending at the Peyton Street intersection and the home of Jay Smith and Allison Young. From here, you can make a loop from Peyton, Braddock, Fairfax, and back to Centre Meeting (about ½ mile).
In the second route, starting at the Bank of Clarke County, you will head north on Loudoun Street to see a neighborhood beginning its renaissance, passing the Fort and the Well at the Baker-Hardy House and end at 501 North Loudoun Street, the future home of Pizzoco in a former Conoco gas station (about ¼ mile).
Look for guides near the intersections of Peyton Street with Loudoun, Braddock, and Fairmont to join the tour routes and open sites (Peyton Street is about ¼ mile between Fairmont and Loudoun).
Please note the sidewalks are under construction in the Fairmont area and the surfaces may present trip hazards in some locations. The neighborhood is located on a hill and you will ascend and descend at points in your walking tour. There is also one flight of steps at the intersection of Peyton and Loudoun Streets. If the sidewalks are still under construction the weekend of the tour, the Fairmont loop may be shortened or rerouted.
Bonus House Tour:
The Patsy Cline House, 608 South Kent Street
November 30 and December 1: 1-8 p.m.
December 2: 1-5 p.m.
Make the Patsy Cline Historic House a part of your holiday festivity this year! Please enjoy this FREE community holiday open house event (no Holiday House Tour ticket needed!) in a gesture of thanks for the ongoing support of our neighbors and friends. Take a break from the holiday frenzy to relax and enjoy the season with a bit of history and family tradition.
Patsy Cline’s home will be decorated as it was when she lived there in the mid 1950s with her mother and siblings. Browse the house and do some Christmas shopping in the Gift Shop. Register for an opportunity to win a gift basket worth $200.
The house is open for these special tours on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and on Sunday, December 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Last tour will begin at 30 minutes before closing, no tickets necessary. House occupancy is limited to 18 persons at a time. Visitors may experience a short wait before admittance.
The complimentary holiday house tours are offered by Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc., owner and operator of the Patsy Cline Historic House. CPC is a non-profit organization based in Winchester, VA whose mission is to preserve and perpetuate the legacy of Patsy Cline and her music. Be sure to visit them on Facebook for possible updates on this bonus house tour.
Holiday House Tour tickets are on sale now at these following locations in Winchester:
The Final Yard, 33 E. Gerrard St.
Kimberly’s, 135 N. Braddock St.
Winchester Book Gallery, 7 N. Loudoun St. (new location from last year!)
Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Bough & Dough Shop at the Hexagon House, 530 Amherst St.
Online order (adult tickets only) or the PHW website (adult and child ticket options)
The Paypal “continue shopping” glitch mentioned previously appears to have been resolved. Make sure to save your receipt from PayPal until you get your tickets in hand! You can always contact us at 540-667-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have difficulty checking out.