The Ballard Historical Society’s Ballard Classic Home Tour is set for this Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The tour takes place every three years and aims to feature the finest of Ballard’s classic homes. In 2010 over 600 visitors enjoyed touring seven classic homes in our neighborhood.
This weekend’s tour is set to showcase seven previously unseen Ballard residences, some of which have been maintained and some of which have been restored. “The tour features vintage Ballard residences of unique character and modern livability. Built by skilled craftsmen, these modest homes exemplify lasting quality that continues to support generations of Ballard families,” write the tour organizers.
Tickets for the tour are $20 ($15 for Society Members) and can be purchased online or at select Ballard stores including the RE Store, Secret Garden Bookshop, Johnson & Johnson Antiques and Sunset Hill Green Market. A limited number of tickets will be on sale on the day at Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse (3003 NW 66th St). Once tickets are purchased visitors must exchange the ticket for the tour booklet at Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse which will open at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The Ballard Classic Home Tour is Ballard Historical Society’s biggest fundraiser, which enables the organization to take part in community projects; present informative lectures related to Ballard’s History and maintain its archive. The society is a non-profit organization and was formed in 1988 to preserve the unique history and culture of the Ballard area.
Check out the tour guidelines below:
- It is a self-guided tour; no transportation is provided.
- It is not wheelchair accessible; there will be stairs and uneven sidewalks.
- Guests will kindly remove shoes before entering homes.
- No children under the age of 12; babes in arms are allowed.
- No food or drink.
- No cameras or video equipment.
- Only a limited number of people will be allowed in a house at a time.
- Due to the location of a few of the homes, parking may be required some distance away.
To find out more about the Ballard Historical Society click here to check out their Facebook page.