Marshall's Historic Home Tour has been going on for over five decades and is considered one of the best in the Midwest!
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, 2015
Cost: Ticket prices are $17 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, and $20 from Sept. 8 through Sept. 13.
Every September for more than fifty years, the Marshall Historical Society has offered an annual Historic Home Tour.
Often described as the best historic home tour in the Midwest, this annual event actually started in 1957 as a Kitchen Tour to raise funds for Marshall’s Trinity Church!
The Trinity Kitchen Tour ran from 1957 to 1963. During the first four years, the tour was held in May – typically on a weekday afternoon – and often included fashion shows. The tour moved to October in 1961 and then to September in 1962.
The first time the Trinity Kitchen Tour included historic homes was 1964. And by 1968 the Historic Home Tour had become so popular that the Guild Council of Trinity Church asked the Marshall Historical Society to take over managing the Historic Home Tour each year. And as the saying goes: The rest is history.
Each year the tour features six to eight historic homes, showcasing a diverse mix of architectural styles with construction dates ranging from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s.
Among the beautifully restored buildings, the museums, the fairgrounds, the juried arts and crafts shows, wonderful hosts, and great food, there was fun for everyone. And did we mention the costumed Civil War Ball we held on Saturday night?
Isn’t Marshall where YOU want to be every year on the first weekend after Labor Day?!