The 2018 Charlestown Historic House Tour is a rare chance to explore private houses and public spaces in Boston's oldest neighborhood.
Come tour some of Charlestown’s wonderful historic houses on Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 2018 Charlestown Preservation Society Historic House Tour, followed by a lemonade reception from 4 to 5 p.m.
The 2018 Charlestown Historic House Tour is a rare chance to explore private houses and public spaces in Boston’s oldest neighborhood. From a meticulously restored 1804 Federal style house on Warren Street with exceptional attention to period and detail to a Greek-Revival row house unattended for 50 years and re-imagined as a modern interior using unusual fabrications such as galvanized steel railing and stairs.
Included are beautifully restored houses primarily around the Gaslight District of Charlestown plus one of the town’s best-loved historic buildings.
For the first time the tour will include the interior of the Charlestown Five Cent Savings Bank and a view the bank’s original iron vaults deep in the recesses of the first floor at 1 Thompson Square.
The tour starts at Memorial Hall, 14 Green St. opposite the Boys and Girls Club, where you can buy tickets and pick up your tour booklet. This is where the reception will be held at the end of the tour.
Tour-goers can travel the route on foot or by a complementary shuttle van. There will be shuttle stops along the entire house tour route.
Get a discount on your tour ticket when you join CPS or renew your membership. Tickets can be bought online at www.charlestownpreservation.org. They can also be purchased at the offices of the official sponsor - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 2 Thompson Square or at Junebug (formerly Bunker Hill Florist) or Place and Gather on the training field. They can also be bought at Memorial Hall on tour day.
Tickets in advance:
CPS Members - $30
Non-Members - $35
Non-Members - $50 (including a one-year CPS membership usually $60)
Tickets on Tour Day:
CPS Members - $35
Non-Members - $40
Take a chance on the 50/50 raffle to support preservation in Charlestown. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 at Memorial Hall on tour day. The winner will be announced during the reception, and you don’t need to be present to win.
To get a complimentary house tour ticket and have plenty of time to take the tour yourself, consider being a house sitter. To save your place, let the Society know if you can help.
You can request either a morning or afternoon time to house sit for 2 1/2 hours. Friends and couples often housesit together and go on the tour before or after their shift. Please feel free to email for further information.
To register provide following, send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preference to sit a.m. or p.m.