Sacramento Historic Home Tour opens six homes

August 26, 2018 by  

The Preservation Sacramento Historic Home Tour opens once again this September.

This tour is the one of the longest running events in the region. Every year volunteers open their homes to local residents and tourists. The focus of the event is historic preservation.

The Capital Mansion Historic District is about 3 miles from West Sacramento between 22nd and 27th street. This area has several styles of architecture. They are colonial revival, prairie bungalow, Queen Anne, and classical four square.

This year the tour will have six homes to tour. There will be two boarding houses, two bed and breakfasts, and an office building. These tours are self-guided.

The tour will show intricate wood work in the homes such as built in cabinets and paneling. Some homes have unique light fixtures with gas lights and electric.

Several of the homes have high ceilings, grand staircases, curved windows, and large front porches. Some have redesigned and renovated kitchens.

This event attracts over 800 visitors a year. This year, there will be an outdoor street fair with non-profit groups and organizations. Flyer printing is just one of the methods events like this use to attract visitors.

Preservation Sacramento is an historic preservation advocacy group that saves and restores historic homes and buildings. The Sacramento Historic Home Tour will be on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.