Our 2010 home tour was a success, and we’re doing it again! Every three years the Ballard Historical Society showcases the solid craftsmanship of Ballard homes. In 2010 over 600 visitors toured seven fine homes. We’ve selected the homes based on site visits and interviews with homeowners. Want to volunteer as docents or become a sponsor? See contact information below.
This year’s 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. This event happens only once every three years and is not to be missed in 2013.
When: Sunday June 23rd, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tickets $20. All tickets are will-call only. Exchange your tickets beginning at 9:30 AM day of tour for a brochure with locations.
Where: Tour starts at Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse, 3003 N.W. 66th St., Ballard.
About the Tour
The Ballard Classic Home Tour is BHS’ biggest fundraiser, which enables the organization to take part in community projects; present free informative lectures related to Ballard’s History and maintain its archives.
About the Ballard Historical Society
The Ballard Historical Society was formed in 1988 and is dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the unique history and culture of Ballard, Washington. The society is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides community and educational programs and maintains an extensive photo archive.
Ballard was a separate city until 1907, when it was annexed to Seattle. Ballard had its own city government, complete with City Hall and Mayor. Ballard Historical Society’s photographic archives, with over 1,000 images, document this interesting history.
Alternative Ticket Outlets
Tickets will also be available for purchase by cash and check at local Ballard businesses starting June 1st, 2013: REStore, Secret Garden Bookshop, Johnson & Johnson Antiques and Sunset Hill Green Market. A limited number of additional tickets will be available day of the tour, June 23, at the Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse. Please note all tickets must be exchanged for the tour booklet on June 23 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse, 3003 N.W. 66th Street.
- 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.
Please direct media and other inquiries to tour coordinator Lesli Billings at firstname.lastname@example.org.