Date: Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Historic Midtown, Harrisburg PA
Since its founding in 1973, Historic Harrisburg Association has conducted its Candlelight House Tour of area homes and public buildings. The annual event helps usher in the festive holiday season with a hospitable experience and an enlightening time.
Each year, a different neighborhood is highlighted and residents volunteer to open their homes for the perusal and enjoyment of tour-goers. From small pre-Civil War row houses to the mansions of Front Street, Historic Harrisburg's Candlelight House Tour has allowed visitors to get a real sense of Harrisburg's architectural and social fabric — the very thing Historic Harrisburg strives to preserve.
People travel from all over Central Pennsylvania and beyond for the self-guided tour that features design, decoration, and diversity. Many current residents of Harrisburg decided to move to the city because of the insights they gained on an Historic Harrisburg Candlelight House Tour.
Over the last 40 years, the Candlelight House Tour has brought over 40,000 people to Harrisburg to view the city’s prestigious properties and hidden gems at the same time getting a glimpse of urban living.
This popular event has broad support from local businesses and organizations, and each year, Historic Harrisburg is proud to have many regional partners to make this event happen.
This 40th anniversary tour highlights Harrisburg’s Historic Midtown District and boasts 17 properties including Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Residence, Midtown’s historic Boas Street United Methodist Church, and a Mediterranean style property designed by Harrisburg renowned architect Charles Howard Lloyd.
Tour-goers will experience Colonial, Tudor, and Federalist style row homes that appear to share similar architectural features but open up to new ideas of design, urban living, and unique explorations.
Also to help commemorate Historic Harrisburg's 40th year, the tour will feature an art exhibit called “Expressions of Art" that will be held at Studio 919 located at 919 Green Street, Harrisburg. Tour-goers will have the opportunity to experience and purchase one of a kind art. Many of the pieces will be displayed for the first time, created by artists who have exhibited around the country.
Artists biographies and examples of work will be made available closer to the day of the tour.
Special Offer: Join as an Individual Member today and get a free tour ticket!
Special Thank you to our 2013 Candlelight House Tour Sponsors: