Explore Asheville’s Most Historic Neighborhood

Asheville’s most historic neighborhood — Montford — will showcase 10 homes at the Annual 22nd Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1 until 5 p.m.

This is your chance to explore the lovingly restored or carefully constructed eclectic architecture of historic and carefully crafted new homes. The Montford Historic District is Asheville’s oldest and largest with over 600 buildings reflecting a variety of late 19th and early 20th century styles, and includes a variety of architectural influences reflecting the cosmopolitan character of Asheville during the turn of the 20th century.

New this year, the “Montford Holiday Tour of Homes” Keepsake Booklet which will serve as your map and ticket, providing directions to the self-guided tour of homes, photographs and information about the individual properties, historic information about the neighborhood, and colorful ads of our tour sponsors and advertisers. Be sure to pick up your Keepsake Booklet on December 9 at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce Center before embarking on your tour.

Tickets cost $25. Profits from the Tour of Homes support improvements and activities in Montford such as:

• Funds for youth programs at the Montford Recreation Center

• Support for Montford Music and Arts Festival each spring

• Provide security for children to enjoy Halloween in the Montford neighborhood

• Beautification projects in the Montford neighborhood

Purchase tickets online at MontfordTour.com or in person at the Asheville Shop at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, Dec 1-9, (cash or check only) located at 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.

About Shelby Harrell

Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.