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.

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

Holiday House Tour – Amherst Street: Aglow for the Holidays

PHW’s signature fundraising event is waiting to round out 2008 with a tour of six homes along Amherst Street. The Preview Party will be held the evening of December 6, while the daylight tour will be held December 7. We are looking forward to an exceptional tour this year.

The following locations are slated as stops on the 32nd Annual Holiday House Tour:
222 Amherst St. — Robert and Genevieve Boxley
223 Amherst St. — Thomas G. and Robin Scully
226 Amherst St. — George and Jeanne Schember
227 Amherst St. — David and Tonia Sweeney
310 Amherst St. — Jack and Mary Dale Jackson
316 Amherst St. — James and Kendra Getaz

The Preview Party and Candlelight Tour will be held December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the home of Wilke Green on 703 S. Washington Street. The Daylight Tour will be held December 7 from noon to 5 p.m. Ticket costs will be $35 for the Preview Party and Candlelight Tour (reservations needed by December 4 at the PHW office,) $15 in advance or $20 at the door for adults and $6 for children for the Sunday Daylight Tour.

For a general overview of the Holiday House Tour, click here. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact the PHW office at 667-3577 or at

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Holiday House Tour Advance Information

Advance tickets will go on sale by Wednesday, November 19 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, adult tickets $15, and children 12 and under $6. Children under 6 are free.

The PHW Office will have special hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, November 17 to December 5 for Holiday House Tour ticket sales. To see the Holiday House Tour brochure in PDF format, click here.

Street Closures and Parking
Amherst Street will be closed from Washington Street to Morgan Street during the tour hours. We recommend our guests park at the Braddock Street Autopark at 30 N. Braddock St. as the on street parking will be limited. Please remember to be courteous to the homeowners not participating in the tour when using on street parking.

Holiday House Tour Descriptions
The Holiday House Tour home descriptions and artwork are now available online in the Events section. We would like to note two corrections to the printed brochures have been corrected online, and we apologize to Midge Youmans and Jack Jackson for the confusion.

Holiday House Tour

Preservation of Historic Winchester is pleased to announce the locations of the 31st annual Holiday House Tour. This staple of Winchester’s holiday celebrations will take place on December 1st and 2nd with 6 homes and historic buildings in and adjacent to the Historic District. Click here for a brochure. The Preview Party and Candlelight Tour will be held 6-9 p.m. on December 1. The Party will be held at 119 S. Washington Street, the home of Walter Jackson Helm, Jr. Tickets to the Preview Party are $35 per person and require advance registration. The Daylight Tour on Sunday will be held noon to 5 p.m. Advance tickets may be purchased for $15, or $20 at the door on the day of the tour. Children twelve and under are $6. Advance tickets will be sold at Kimberly’s, The Country Store, The Final Yard, Celebrate!, Winchester Book Gallery, and the PHW office at the Hexagon House. Continue reading Holiday House Tour