The Tour of Homes is a well-known Junior League “signature event;” a special fundraiser that typically occurs once or twice a decade.
This year’s Tour of Homes coincides with Kingsport’s Centennial. Many of the homes on the Tour were built for visionaries of what Kingsport could be and how it should be developed. Businessmen, architects, builders, and financiers occupied these homes, raised families, and most certainly- entertained. Visitors flock to these homes for several reasons: to experience Kingsport’s rich architectural history and to get ideas about decorating their own homes for the holidays.
There are six homes on the Tour this year, many constructed in the early 1900s, but a couple in the fifties. They are beautiful examples of historic homes gracefully adapted for a new era. All of the homes, of course, have their own stories – and several even have a surprise or two to reveal! We hope you will join us December 9 & 10 for this fun, fascinating look back at Kingsport’s history – and maybe even get a little Christmas shopping done, too!
During the Tour, the Junior League of Kingsport’s new children’s book, “Experiencing 100,” a historical look at Kingsport through the eyes of a child, will be available for purchase. This book is the official Kingsport Centennial children’s book, and all proceeds benefit the Kingsport Centennial Park, as well as, projects of the Junior League of Kingsport. Copies of the Junior League of Kingsport cookbook will also be available for purchase.
Tickets are $35 and go on sale Sunday, November 5 at the Women of Impact reception at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Tickets will also be available from Junior League members, at Junior League headquarters, and online at www.jlkingsport.org.