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

Call for Entries: Traditional Design Challenge

This year’s Traditional Design Challenge at the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference in Baltimore will be a live team-competition. Each design team will consist of up to three participants working together for two days to design and hand-draw a new “old” house that could fit into one of Baltimore’s most famous historic neighborhoods.

For more information and to download a Traditional Building Design Challenge application, please visit or call 202.339.0744 ext. 101 to receive it by fax or mail.

Applications are due by October 5 and require $100 fee and a portfolio of your work.

Summer 2009 Places that Matter Photo Contest

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Fireman’s Fund Insurance are proud to announce the start of the Summer 2009 Places that Matter Photo Contest. Submit photos of your favorite places – whether they’re national monuments or right in your own backyard – and be eligible to win one of three digital cameras.

NSV Quarterly Branch Meeting at Zirkle Mill

Please join us for the next general membership meeting of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (NSV) Branch of Preservation Virginia. We will be meeting on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the historic Andrew Zirkle Mill in Forestville, Virginia. The meeting offers a rare opportunity to see this historic grist mill which is not normally available for tours.

Estimated to have been built in the 1760s by Andrew Zirkle and his brothers, the Zirkle Mill was in operation for more than 180 years, until the late 1940s, and retains much of its original machinery. The mill was not burned during the Civil War, as were most commercial buildings of the era, probably due to its location and the lack of visibility from the main road. The mill is currently under restoration. For more information, visit
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