Annual Holiday Home Tour
Mid-December (on a Sunday) Every Year
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Want to receive a postcard reminder when tickets go on sale? Send us an email at email@example.com with your NAME, STREET ADDRESS, city, state, and NINE-DIGIT ZIP (check your driver's license), and we'll send you a postcard in November when tickets are available. Or you can contact us by phone or USPS.
Five homes, decorated for the Holidays, are open for the Annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour. The Tour is a chance for you to view the fine exterior and interior residential architecture of the early 1900's. The tour transports you back to the "Golden Age" of Detroit, when Boston-Edison residents included such familiar names as Henry Ford I, James Couzens, Charles T. Fisher, and S.S. Kresge.
The tour is a combination walking and bus tour (walking is minimal; in some years people may walk between two nearby houses). Everyone is part of a group that is accompanied by a resident tour guide. Tours begin at the Sacred Heart Seminary, which is at the corner of Linwood Avenue and Chicago Boulevard in Detroit. Busses leave every 20 minutes from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tours generally last about two hours. Following the tour, complimentary refreshments are served.
Everyone on the tour receives a commemorative program with histories and photographs of the five homes.
Saturday VIP Preview Tour
A VIP early presentation of tour homes is also offered on the Saturday evening before the main Holiday Home Tour. The VIP event features an additional host party house, complimentary gourmet delights, live music and motor coach shuttle. Click to learn about the Saturday VIP Preview Event.
Weather has forced postponement of the Home Tour only once in our 30-year history. However, a make-up date will be planned should weather delay the Tour. All tickets will be honored for the same tour time on that date. In the case of a postponement, HBEA will announce it on our website.
TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Tickets are around $25 apiece
(of which $10 is a tax deductible contribution)
Tickets for the Home Tour are available only by advance sale, typically beginning in early November. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your NAME, STREET ADDRESS, city, state, and NINE-DIGIT ZIP (check your driver's license), and we'll send you a postcard when tickets are available.
For up-to-the-minute Home Tour information and instructions on how to order tickets, call (313) 883-4360, select the Home Tour voice mailbox (Box One).