Historic Baltimore homes to open for holiday tour

December 4, 2013 by  

History and decorating aficionados from the Baltimore area are in for a holiday treat. For the third straight year, homeowners in the city’s Charles Village district will be opening their doors to the public for the Snowflake Tour. Flyer printing is likely on the increase as the Charles Village Civic Association works to publicize this event, which is due to take place in under two weeks’ time.

Those who embark on the tour will be able to enter a variety of historic homes, most of which feature Victorian or Edwardian architecture. Each house will be decorated in appropriate period style for the season, allowing visitors to easily imagine what Christmas must have been like for earlier Baltimore residents. A number of participating homeowners will be providing cookies, cider, and other traditional favorites.

The tour will be self-guided, enabling guests to explore the neighborhood at their own pace. It will start at the district’s non-profit library, The Village Learning Place (2521 Saint Paul Street).

Attendees will also earn free passes to the Homewood Museum, which is located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University and is within walking distance of the homes on display. This attraction is a National Historic Landmark that features authentic 19th Century furniture and Federal architecture.

The Snowflake Tour is scheduled for Sunday, December 15. The homes will be open from 12 pm until 4:00 pm, as will the museum.

Tickets will cost $12 for senior citizens and students and $15 for all other attendees. Those seeking further information may call (410) 218-9078.