On Sunday, October 5th, from Noon to 4 p.m., the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove is holding its annual Historic Home Tour. The Pacific Grove homes tour is $25 per person and will take you through six historic homes, as well as four other historically important properties in Pacific Grove, including the Society’s own Ketcham’s Barn, and Pt. Pinos Lighthouse, “the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States”.
Each home on the tour is unique. For example, you’ll see a residence on First Street designed by Julia Morgan, a well-known architect of Hearst’s San Simeon, as well as other recognized sites. Then there’s the home designed for Margaret Tennant, on Central. Another Pacific Grove home you may be interested in is the one built on 19th Street for Elihu Beard. These three homes, circa 1880, are not to be missed.
Three of the Pacific Grove properties are in close proximity, but you’ll want to bring your car to travel between others. The tour is self-guided, but at each home there will be someone to greet and direct you. Wear comfortable shoes. Booties will be provided for each home on the tour.
Please note that not all areas of all of these historic homes are fully special needs accessible.
Tickets must be ordered online at www.pacificgroveheritage.org/tickets/, and picked up at the Heritage Society Barn at 605 Laurel Avenue in Pacific Grove on the day of the tour. For additional information please visit the website, or phone the Society at (831) 372-2898.