Newtown Historical Society
16th Annual House & Garden Tour
Saturday June 30th, 11am to 5 pm, rain or shine
Advance tickets $25, Day of Tour tickets $30
"A New Look at Newtown's Oldest Places"
The tour includes six homes dating from the early 18th Century to the early 19th Century as well as three garden-only locations. All of the house and garden properties have been lovingly maintained and renovated to a greater or lesser degree and each family has managed to update an antique house to meet their modern needs yet preserve its unique historic character.
The three gardens include our Matthew Curtiss House Dooryard Garden, featuring historically correct herbs and perennials. Just across the street are the fabulous gardens of a Landscape Designer and her husband. The third garden is an extensive shade-filled perennial garden with koi pond, designed by an award-winning nature photographer and his wife.
This self-guided tour will take place rain or shine. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the tour. They may be purchased at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Everything Newtown, or the UPS Store. On the day of the tour any remaining tickets will be sold only at the Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main Street from 10am to 1:30pm.