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The tour begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 29 and also includes the Parish Tea that runs from 2:00-5:00 pm.
Further information is available here: http://www.georgetownhousetour.com/
We kindly ask that you refrain from eating, drinking and picture-taking within the private homes and gardens on the tour. Children twelve and older are welcome to attend. Infants are allowed only in front-worn carriers. Strollers are not permitted in the tour houses. Thank you for understanding!
About the Georgetown House Tour:
For over 85 years, St. John’s Episcopal Church has organized and hosted the Georgetown House Tour to raise funds for ministry and outreach.
The Georgetown House Tour is believed to be the oldest such house tour in the nation. The first Georgetown House Tour in 1931 was planned by the parish to raise funds as the Great Depression began to grip the area. It also coincided with a period of local history, when many of the residences, which had grown shabby over the decades, were being renovated and refurbished to their antebellum elegance.
Tickets were $1 and the first house tour raised $350. By the mid-1930s, it had grown to a huge undertaking for the parish, requiring efforts from nearly all members. It remains an enormous task. Today, more than 300 dedicated volunteers from the community, including organizations like the Junior League, come together each year to make this event a success.
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St. John's Episcopal Church - Georgetown Parish
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The Tradition upon which we stand is as old as Jesus and his spiritual ancestors. What we do is based on ancient patterns - worship; caring for the poor and the lonely; working for justice and peace; education and formation of Christian minds and souls.