31st Annual Florence Historic Home Tour
– The Future Embraced; Celebrating 150 Years”
February 13, 2016
Town of Florence
Parks and Recreation
Purchase Tickets Online
The history, culture and essence of a community are revealed in many ways. Books, journals and other documents provide immediate, written information about a town. However, a deeper and stronger appreciation of a community’s history is revealed in its homes and buildings.
Archaeologists examine past societies and cultures through a variety of methods including architectural studies. These professionals know that older homes and buildings speak volumes about the lives of its earlier inhabitants.
Visitors to the 31st Annual Historic Florence Home Tour on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will view diverse architectural styles in over 20 homes and buildings. Visitors may walk the tour route, which begins in downtown Florence. Transportation is provided to outlying historical structures on the tour.
The theme for the 31st annual Home Tour, “History Remembered; The Future Embraced; Celebrating 150 Years,” reflects Florence’s 150th anniversary. All visitors are welcome on February 13th to celebrate Florence’s rich territorial history.
Tickets are only $15 for adults the day of the event or $10 in advance. Advance tickets are available beginning Monday, December 14, 2015 at the Pinal County Historical Society and Museum, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, Florence Visitor’s Center and the new Florence Library and Community Center.
For questions or more information, please contact John Nixon at the Florence Parks and Recreation Department at (520) 868-7699.
Anyone planning to travel east on U.S. Highway 60 (Superstition Freeway) towards Apache Junction and Gold Canyon, may wish to consider an alternate route to avoid Renaissance Festival traffic.
Suggested Alternate routes:
From East Mesa, Apache Junction & Gold Canyon:
Take Ellsworth Road south to Hunt Highway to Highway 79 (Pinal Pioneer Parkway). South on Highway 79 into Florence.
From Queen Creek, Chandler Heights, San Tan Valley:
South on Hunt Highway to Highway 79 (Pinal Pioneer Parkway). South on Highway 79 into Florence.
From Chandler & Sun Lakes:
South on Highway 87 connecting to Highway 287 into Florence.
Directions to the Home Tour:
From Metro Phoenix:
South on Interstate 10 to Exit 185. East to Highway 387 connecting to 87/287 and into Florence.
From Casa Grande:
Florence Blvd east (Highway 287 east) to Highway 287 north through Coolidge connecting to 87/287 east into Florence.
From Oro Valley:
Highway 77 north to Oracle Junction. Take Highway 79 north into Florence.
From Metro Tucson:
See Oro Valley directions or take I-10 north to Exit 211 B and Highway 87 north through Coolidge to Highway 287. East on Highway 287 into Florence.
Is this a guided tour?
While there are volunteers and booklets providing plenty of information about the tour stops, the tour is not guided. Visitors go at their own desired pace.
Are there buses?
Yes! There will be two trolleys running but the majority of the tour is walkable.
Where and when can I buy tickets?
Through Friday, February 13, you can buy tickets online or in person at the Florence Parks and Recreation Department, the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce or the Pinal County Historical Society and Museum. On the day of the tour, tickets are available at Jacques Square, 291 N. Main Street.
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