The Holiday House Tour

PHW's Holiday House Tour is held the first full weekend of December, and consists of the Bough and Dough Shop and the afternoon Daylight Tour.

Buy tickets online or learn how you can volunteer for this event!


The Daylight Tour  

The Daylight Tour is the main attraction of the Holiday House Tour weekend, taking place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and drawing crowds of up to 500 visitors.
Date: December 1 and 2, 2018
Hours: 1-5 p.m. (last tour guides leave at 4 p.m.)
203 N. Washington St.
323 Fairmont Ave.
411 N. Loudoun St.
419 N. Loudoun St. (may be weather dependent)

The Patsy Cline Historic House at 608 S. Kent St. will be open for free tours Nov. 30, Dec. 1, and Dec. 2. Visit their Facebook for more information on this bonus event taking place during Holiday House Tour weekend.

Walking tours for Saturday have been cancelled due to expected rain. The sites will be open for tours. Walking tours are expected to take place Sunday as planned. Look for tour guides near the Bank of Clarke County at 202 N. Loudoun, Centre Meeting House at 203 N. Washington, and near the Peyton Street intersections for guided tours linking the sites. There may be a guide near 501 N. Loudoun. The last tour guides are expected to set out at 4 p.m. from these locations.

Light refreshments will be available at 203 N. Washington, 323 Fairmont, and 411 N. Loudoun on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission: $20 at an advance sale location, $25 at the door. Tickets are valid for either day or may be split across both days.

Where to Buy Tickets  

Holiday House Tour Tickets go on sale November 16 at The Final Yard, Kimberly's, Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, and the Bough & Dough Shop at the Hexagon House.

Tickets will not be snail-mailed for orders received after 5 PM on Nov. 23. Please keep your receipt from PayPal as your temporary ticket.

Ticket Options

View a PDF of the 2018 Holiday House Tour program booklet
We'll see you on December 1 & 2, 2018, for our 42nd Holiday House Tour!

The Bough and Dough Shop  

We heard your feedback! The Shop will be open Tuesdays-Saturdays Nov. 16 - Dec. 9 in 2018 to coincide with advance ticket sales and open one week after the tour to provide a better window to pick up fresh greens and wreaths for decorating.

Dates: Nov. 16 - Dec. 9, 2018
Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday (Dec. 2 and 9 ONLY) noon - 5 p.m.
    Closed for Thanksgiving
Location: The Hexagon House, 530 Amherst Street, Winchester
Admission: FREE
Items for sale: Fresh cut greenery, wreaths, baked goods, and local artisan crafts are available for holiday gift-giving and decorating. Books and artwork featuring historic subjects may be available on a year to year basis. Tickets for the Holiday House Tour and memberships to PHW are also available. The Shop offers complimentary hot drinks to its visitors. Get a sneak peek at the Shop layout and artisans.


A sampling of pottery and greenery arrangements for sale at the Bough and Dough Shop


The Holiday House Tour requires a tremendous amount of effort and energy from volunteers. To make the event successful, PHW is always looking for people to lead tours as docents, provide musical entertainment, or help decorate the homes.

Donations of fresh greenery are also welcome. The Shop is always in need of magnolia, berried holly, nandina berries, boxwood, pine, and other greenery. If you would like to donate greenery, PHW volunteers can trim your trees and bushes for you. Please contact PHW for more information or let us know how you can help.

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