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The 12th Annual Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour
December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm$30
The popularity of this tour has continued through the years, attracting those interested in local and area history, home construction, heritage conservation, restoration, remodelling and seasonal decorating. This tour attracted close to 900 visitors last year, often from hundreds of miles away. We even have American visitors who make an annual trip to Eastern Ontario to enjoy this event and local attractions. Recognized as one of the “Prettiest Towns in Canada”, Perth and the surrounding area has so much to offer in terms of places of historical interest, unique local crafts, wonderful local-flavour restaurants, recreational opportunities and excellent accommodation – whether it be at a trendy Bed and Breakfast you are looking for or 5-star hotel. Perth is where you want to be this special December weekend. The town will be turned out in full splendour, offering many added attractions to round out the season and Christmas celebrations.
This year’s tour will again offer 8 exceptionally interesting and celebrated homes, all transformed for Christmas with inspiring seasonal décor presented by talented local designers and florists. The homes reflect a true Ontario blend of culture and heritage, so fitting for celebrations honouring Canada’s 150th Anniversary. This tour, as with those in the past, will not disappoint. On show will be a 200-year-old home that was painstakingly restored over 4 years; an 1858 renovated, rural stone home that has been in the same family for over 6 generations; a grand Victorian double brick home that has been in the family for 3 generations; and, an astonishing urban renovation with pantry doors from an old movie set and more. Another property was originally settled following a land grant of 200 acres from the Crown to Josiah Taylor in 1820 and includes an interesting staircase constructed from an oak tree felled on the property – soaked and twisted to conform to the building. Consider making the 2017 house tour the focus of a destination weekend getaway where hospitality, good food and interesting opportunities await!
Not only is the house tour great fun, it also provides an opportunity to invest in the community. Proceeds from the event are used by our local chapter of CFUW to support women in their pursuit of advanced education, literacy and other educational initiatives in local schools and libraries. Since the tour began over $175,000 has been distributed throughout Lanark County.
House Tour tickets are priced at $30.00 each again this year and will be available at the following locations throughout the area starting October 21st:
- Perth Home Furniture – 18 Gore St. E., Perth (613)264-9876
- Elizabeth Interiors – 8 Chambers St., Smiths Falls (613)283-7581
- The Blossom Shop – 167 Bridge Street, Carleton Place (613)257-1855
- Windsor’s Courtyard – 211 St. Lawrence St., Merrickville (613)269-2999
- Oderin Kitchen Supplies – 57 Brock St., Kingston (613)531-4544
- Tivoli Florist – 282 Richmond Street, Ottawa (613)729-6911
- Crush Marketplace – 14 Mill St., Almonte (613)461-2211
- Dockside Living – 6 Broad St., Brockville (613)865-7328
- Or call Jane at: (613)267-7817
Further details about tour homes, designers, florists, ticket vendors and community support will be available on our tour Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CFUWPerthON/ or on our Web site at: https://cfuwperthanddistrict.wordpress.com/ in the coming months.