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House Tours

SPT house tours are one of the most visible events of the SPT year. Tours have opened hundreds of homes, showcased the wonderful neighborhoods of Springfield, and even encouraged people to buy homes in the city. Finding homeowners willing to open their homes for a tour, however, can be very difficult, especially as SPT strives to show historic homes that have not been open in the past. We need your help with this challenging task. Please ask your friends, family, and neighbors that have historic homes in Springfield to open for a future tour.

Tours are usually three hours long.  Homeowners may open as much of their home as they are comfortable with. Some homeowners open only the first floor, while others open their second and third floors. While tours are open to the public, only those who purchase tickets are invited into the homes, and SPT volunteers make sure that only guests with tickets may participate. In our experience guests on the tour are very polite and respectful.

This year the Historic Homes Tour & Social

Tour historic homes in Springfield’s Quadrangle-Mattoon Street Historic District, then enjoy hors d’oeuvres, music and libations at the post-tour social.

Springfield Preservation Trust to announce its 2024 Annual Historic Homes Tour, taking place this year in the Quadrangle-Mattoon Street Historic District.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2024 from 1:00-4:00pm, followed by a social gathering at the Springfield Museums, from 4:00-6:00pm, where hors d’oeuvres, libations, and live music by Nick Di Maria Quartet are in store. All of the buildings on this tour are only accessible through stairs. Attendees can pick up their tour brochure at the parking lot on Bridge Street across from Kimball Towers. Attendees will park, check in, and pick up a tour brochure. Attendees will park for the social after 4pm at Springfield Museums.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the striking beauty of these historic homes and structures, on the inside and out.

This year, the tour will focus on the Quadrangle-Mattoon Street Historic District, which contains notable examples of 19th century architecture, both domestic and institutional. Additionally, it contains the cultural center of the city, located in one of the most unique urban open areas of its kind in Massachusetts. Quadrangle-Mattoon Street received its local historic district designation in 1972 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Past historic homes tours have opened hundreds of homes, showcased the wonderful neighborhoods of Springfield, and even encouraged people to buy homes in the city. Previous tours have included homes in Forest Park Heights (2023), Colony Hills (2019), Atwater Park (2018), Maple Street (2017), and McKnight (2016). The tour was canceled in 2020, 2021, and 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tickets are $20 (tour-only), $50 (social-only) or $70 (tour+social) for SPT members, and $25 (tour-only), $55 (social-only), or $80 (tour+social) for non-members. All tour proceeds support the Springfield Preservation Trust’s mission of preserving, protecting, and promoting properties in Springfield which have architectural, historic, educational, or general cultural significance.

The Historic Homes Tour & Social are made possible by historic home-owners, volunteers, and sponsors.

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