Easton, PA – If you’ve ever caught yourself staring up at the architecture of a historic house or building in the Easton area, and wondering about its history and its stories, then here’s a tour for you.
The 38th annual Historic Easton House Tour returns 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and offers a glimpse into nine unique spaces. This year’s tour boasts six homes and three public or rarely-opened historic properties in the Easton area. The President’s House at Lafayette College and First United Church of Christ will open their doors for the tour. This year’s tour will also include a sprawling property that features structures from the 1800’s, including a root cellar, smokehouse, barn and main cottage. Since it’s about a 12-minute drive from Downtown Easton, that Williams Township property will remain open an extra hour, closing to visitors at 5 p.m.
The full list of locations for the Historic Easton House Tour is kept under wraps until the day of the tour, when participants can find the addresses and history of the featured homes in their tour booklets.
Participants will need to pick up a tour booklet between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. the day of the tour at Riverside Park on Larry Holmes Drive. Tickets, which are on sale now, cost $25 in advance and $30 the day of the tour. Visit http://www.eastonhousetour.
com/tickets for a list of locations where advance tickets can be purchased.
The tour is held rain or shine. Funds raised through the tour go to support Easton Main Street Initiative (a subsidiary of Greater Easton Development Partnership) and historic preservation projects around the city. More information on this year’s tour, as well as ways to get involved, can be found at EastonHouseTour.com.
Lehigh Valley Health Network is this year’s Underwriting Sponsor for the house tour. Rose Wealth Advisors is this year’s House Sponsor.
Easton Main Street Initiative (EMSI) is a subsidiary of Greater Easton Development Partnership, a registered 501c3. EMSI’s mission is to promote/encourage/enhance the economic strength and vitality of Easton’s central business district through volunteer and community driven efforts. To learn more about EMSI, visit Eastonmainstreet.org. GEDP is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization focused on Easton’s economic well-being, historical integrity, programmatic development, vibrant culture and hospitality. For more information, contact Executive Director Jared Mast at 610-250-2078 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us online at EastonPartnership.org.
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Easton Main Street Initiative Manager