Revolving Fund Property Reviews

It’s that time of the year again — PHW will be taking the yearly photographic inventory of covenant and easement properties beginning December 28 in preparation for the yearly review. The process will likely last until January 8. Property owners do not need to do anything in preparation for this survey.

Holiday House Tour Snow Plan

The Holiday House Tour Preview Party will proceed tonight 6-9 PM, regardless of the snow. Please remember to dress for the weather and watch your step! As a reminder, ticket holders for the Preview Party may also use their tickets to visit the houses on Sunday during the Daylight Tour.

If you need Preview Party tickets, a limited number are available at the Bough and Dough Shop at 124 W. Boscawen Street and the other ticket sale locations.


The PHW Office will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. You may still purchase Holiday House Tour tickets at the other sale locations or leave a message on the PHW voicemail (540) 667-3577 or e-mail and we will return your message as soon as possible on Monday, November 30.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Holiday House Tour Brochure

PHW is pleased to announce the houses for the 2009 Holiday House Tour, Clifford Street: Aglow for the Holidays.

309 South Stewart Street, home of George and Margie Sheppard
309 West Clifford Street, home of Richard and Melanie Lewis
403 West Clifford Street, home of Bob and Lynne Caldwell
415 West Clifford Street, home of John and Elizabeth Quinn
419 West Clifford Street, home of Gregory and Steffany Plotts
124 West Boscawen Street, the Frances Barton Event Center, owned by Tom and Christina Chasler

Much like the 2008 tour on Amherst Street, the majority of the homes are within easy walking distance. As an added perk, it has been many years since PHW visited West Clifford Street, and several homes have never been included on a Holiday House Tour before.

Click to view or download the Holiday House Tour brochure in PDF format. The Preview Party and Advance Ticket order form on the brochure may be printed out and mailed to the PHW office, 530 Amherst St., Winchester, VA 22601.

Holiday House Tour Ticket Sale Locations

Advance tickets are on sale now at the following locations:
Kimberly’s (135 N. Braddock St.)
Celebrate! (1 S. Cameron St.)
Winchester Book Gallery (185 N. Loudoun St.)
The Country Store (1488 Senseny Road)
The Final Yard (33 E. Gerrard St.)
PHW Office (Hexagon House, 530 Amherst St.)

Preview Party tickets are $35 for current PHW members, $50 for individuals, and $80 for couples. Please visit the PHW Office to receive the discount for PHW members.

Daylight Tour adult tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 and under $6. Children under 6 are free.

The PHW Office will have special hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, November 23 to December 4 for Holiday House Tour ticket sales.

Holiday House Tour Reminder

PHW’s 33rd annual Holiday House Tour is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for December 5 for the Preview Party and Candlelight Tour and December 6 for the Daylight tour. It’s a neighborhood celebration on West Clifford Street. We’d love to see you there!

Tickets for the event will be available the week of November 16. Check back for more information on ticket sale locations and the tour houses soon.

Founder’s Day

Newtown History Center is celebrating annual Founder’s Day on October 24 with expanded Civil War walking tours and refreshments on the sun porch of the museum from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tours are $5 per adult; children under 16 are free.

Visit or call (540) 869-1700 for more details!

Bough & Dough Shop Announced!

PHW is pleased to announce the time and location of this year’s Bough & Dough Shop, held in conjunction with our annual Holiday House Tour.

Time & Date: Saturday, Dec. 5 10am to 4pm and Sunday, Dec. 6 Noon to 5pm.

Location: Frances Barton House, 124 W. Boscawen St. Winchester, VA

Unique Items: Fresh baked pies, cakes and Neiman-Marcus Cookies in gift tins, fresh cut greenery for holiday decorating, freshly made natural wreaths and topiaries, holiday gift items and ceramics, Holiday House Tour Tickets, complimentary hot chocolate and coffee. All proceeds from the Bough & Dough shop benefit Preservation of Historic Winchester.

For more information on the Bough & Dough Shop, contact Darla McCrary via PHW, (540) 667-3577 or

Visit the Barton House online at