2016 Christmas Historic Home Tour
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 ~ 1 – 7 pm

Stroll down the street;
Listen to holiday music;
Visit a decorated home; and 
Imagine what it must have been like, 
At Christmastime, in years gone by.


The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman's Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1-7 p.m. - rain or shine!

Offered only in even-numbered years, the Christmas Historic Home Tour is a self-guided tour featuring several Wake Forest homes and other properties decorated for the holidays and open for viewing. This year's event will also offer wonderful holiday music and much more!

Ticket Information - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
​Tickets are $18 in advance (tax included) and $24 (tax included) on the day of the tour. Well-mannered children under the age of 12 will be admitted free.

Advance tickets are now available for purchase online and at the following area locations:

  • The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St.

  • For Old Times Sake Antiques, 223 S. White St.

  • NC General Store, 150 S. White St.

  • Ollies, 213 S. White St.

  • Page 158 Books, 158 S. White St.

  • Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St.

  • Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.

  • Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is sold out. Tickets will not be available for purchase on the day of the tour. 

Historic Home Tour Map
The official tour map is now available. Offering an overview of homes and other properties on the 2016 Christmas Historic Home Tour, the map will also be available on the day of the tour at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St., or at any of the homes on the tour.

Photo Gallery - Homes & Properties on the 2016 Tour   
The 2016 Christmas Historic Home Tour will showcase the homes and properties shown below.


Christmas Historic Home Tour Entertainment Schedule
All times are approximate

  • Forestville Baptist Church, 1350 S. Main St.
    Northeast Piedmont Chorale, 1:30 - 2 pm

  • Poteat House, 545 N. Main St.
    Holt Trio, 2-3 pm

  • Hollowell House, 548 S. Main St.
    Bob Cluett, 2-3 pm

  • Holding Homeplace, 531 S. Main St.
    Laura Buttram, 2-3 pm
    Weir Brothers, 4:15 - 5 pm

  • Stone Chapel, 701 S. Main St.
    Triangle Youth Philarmonic String Trio, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
    Flutes - Kenile Baumgardner & Cathy Brittingham, 4 - 4:30 pm
    Franklin Academy High School Chorus, 4:30 - 5 pm

  • Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.
    Kathaleen Chandley - Piano, 2 - 4 pm (break from 2:30 - 3 pm)
    Flutes - Kenile Baumgardner & Cathy Brittingham, 2:30 - 3 pm

  • Bradbury House, 522 S. Wingate St.
    Gail Joyner & Marlene Bush, 2:15 - 3 pm

  • Clonts House, 334 Woodland Ave.
    Gail Joyner & Marlene Bush, 3:15 - 4 pm

  • Brick House Outbuildings, 112 E. South Ave.
    Weir Brothers, 3-4 pm
    Franklin Academy High School Chorus, 5:15 - 5:45 pm

  • Medlin Store, 501 N. Main St.
    Franklin Academy High School Chorus, 6 pm

A special thank you to Gail Joyner and Carin Duncan for organizing this year's entertainment.

Shuttle Service - New This Year!

  • There will be two shuttle buses operating in a continuous loop from 12:30 to 7:30 pm on the day of the tour.

    • PLEASE NOTE: Shuttle service will end promptly at 7:30 pm.

  • The buses will pick up and drop off riders at designated shuttle stops located adjacent to the Wake Forest Historical Museum and in parking areas throughout the tour and along South White Street in downtown Wake Forest.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Buses will not stop at individual houses or between shuttle stops.

Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfortable shoes

  • No interior photography allowed

  • The Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St., will serve as tour headquarters.

  • Will call tickets will be available at the Wake Forest Historical Museum after 1 p.m.

  • Ticket holders may pick up their tour brochure/map at any of the tour sites.

  • Ticket holders may begin the tour at any of the tour sites. 

  • Public restrooms will be available at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, Glen Royal Baptist Church, Stone Chapel, and Forestville Baptist Church.

  • PLEASE NOTE: The Paschal House will only be open until 5 pm.

Christmas Home Tour Proceeds 
The proceeds from the biennial Christmas Tour of Historic Homes are divided by the Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Woman’s Club for the benefit of the following projects:

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club supports a variety of community service projects including but not limited to the following:

  • Arts community service projects, including crafts for children, Special Needs Prom, July 4th Art in the Park children's supplies

  • Conservation community service projects, including Dirt Day supplies, Museum of Life and Science – Earth Moves Exhibit, Franklin County SPCA – Cat and Dog Food, City of Oaks Foundation – Camp Scholarship, flowers for the Wake Forest Historical Museum

  • Education community service projects, including school supplies for Boys & Girls Club and area schools

  • Home life community service projects, including Safe Space, Touched by Hope, Tri-Area Ministry, Wake Forest Senior Center Meals on Wheels Treats, Brown Bag Ministry snacks

  • International issues community service projects, including stocking stuffers for deployed troops, Heifer International, Stop Hunger Now, and United Nations Shot at Life.

  • Public issues community service projects, including the Purple Heart Foundation in memory of Donald Kroohs, Wake Forest Senior Center, Wreaths Across America, RDU Airport USO, ChurchNet Foundation, and the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. 

Downtown Holiday Open House 
While you're here for the home tour, be sure to maximize your Wake Forest experience by visiting our downtown during the day-long Downtown Holiday Open House. Free and open to the public, this special event promises a hearty dose of holiday cheer featuring special offers and complimentary refreshments at participating shops and restaurants, performances by area school and dance groups, and a variety of other fun-filled activities for children and adults. 


Christmas Historic Home Tour App
Complete information about this year's Christmas Historic Home Tour will be provided through the "Christmas Historic Home Tour" function on the Town of Wake Forest app. Download the app for instant access to details about tour, including ticket information, directions, entertainment, and more! IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the app by searching for “Town of Wake Forest" on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided at www.wakeforestnc.gov/app.aspx.

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