$20 per person--Advance ticket price to non-members and day-of price for Preservation Utah members
$25 per person--Day-of price for non-members
All persons who walk must have a ticket. All tickets are in the form of our tour brochure and wristband, with which you may enter each home on the tour. We do not mail the brochures or wristbands prior to the event, and all advance and day-of ticket purchasers must pick up their tour brochure(s) and wristbands at our tour headquarters before going on the tour. The tour is an all-weather, rain-or-shine event and there are no refunds for unused tickets.
Tour attendees should be aware of the following before going on the tour:
- None of the homes are wheelchair accessible, and all have stairs. Attendees should watch their step around and in all parts of homes.
- Attendees will be provided shoe covers to be worn inside all homes.
- Pets are not allowed inside homes.
- All homes are private residences and are only available to tour during the time and day of our tour. We will not reveal the names of the homeowners, nor we will reveal the addresses of homes prior to the tour.
- Photography is permitted only outside the homes and is prohibited inside.
- Attendees are not required to visit all the homes, and may go to each home at their leisure during open hours.
Headquarters and Parking
The tour headquarters will be at the Yale Ward building, located at 1431 E. Gilmer Dr. Limited parking is available at in the ward parking lot and on street parking is available in the surrounding area.
Our annual Historic Homes Tour is typically the largest event Preservation Utah organizes alone. We regularly sell one thousand tickets to the tour, requiring more than two hundred volunteers the day-of to guide people through the beautiful examples of Utah's historic architecture. All Homes Tour volunteers receive one complimentary admission to the tour. We welcome people of varying backgrounds, ages, and skills to volunteer for the tour. While we are happy to have volunteers before the event, we are now specifically looking for two types of volunteers, with two types of commitment:
Homes Tour chairs organize the volunteer efforts at each home on the tour. These men and women work with the homeowner to ensure that the home is respectable for the tour and respected by the tourists. They assist in researching the home's history and help prepare the script for the docents to use during the tour. They recruit and organize shifts for the volunteer docents at each home.
Homes Tour docents work a roughly two hour shift in one area of the home designated by the chair. The exact length of the shift depends on the number of docents working in a home. Docents will receive a script, which they are expected to memorize and bring to the tour. Docents also ensure that the property is respected and returned to the owner in the condition it was entrusted to us.
Other volunteer opportunities include:
- Preparing tour booklets for sale;
- Setting up signage and the tour headquarters in the morning;
- Selling tickets at tour headquarters through the day;
- Closing homes, cleaning up signage and the tour headquarters at the end of the day;
- Various other activities as weather, traffic and other needs arise.
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