If you enjoy touring open houses, historic properties, and taking in attractive decor, you don’t want to miss the annual spring home tours in the San Jose area! Take a look at the opportunities listed below:
Note: Certain tours have not yet been updated for 2018, so the 2017 information will remain available until new details can be added.
Spring home tours in the San Jose area
AIA Santa Clara Valley: 3rd Annual Silicon Valley Home Tours, A Tour by Architects – May 5, 2018
10AM-4PM. Last year prices, no 2018 update: Early Bird: General Admission $75, AIA Members $59, After 5/21/17 and Day of $75
35th Annual Willow Glen Home Tour – May 5-6, 2018
10AM-4PM, Early Bird $40, At the Door for $50
No updates for 2018 to date. 22nd Los Gatos Historic Home Tour – Last Held on April 22 & 23, 2017
10AM-4PM, General Admission $50, VIP $75
No updates for 2018 to date. Fremont Older House & Garden Tours – Last Held on April 23, 2017
9AM-4PM, tours are full, but you can join the wait-list (mark in on your calendar for next year’s spring home tours early on!).
No updates for 2018 to date. Eischler Home Tours San Mateo Highlands – Last Held on May 6 & 7, 2017
10AM-3PM, Single Day $60, Two Days $100, Optional: Box Lunch $14, Poster $30, and VIP Happy Hour (May 6, 7PM-10PM) $50
Gilroy Assistance League: 13th Annual Impressions Home and Garden Tour – Last Held on May 12 & 13, 2017
No updates for 2018 to date. Wolfe & Higgins – Citywide Architectural Home Tour, Master Architects of the Spanish Revival – Last Held on August 26, 2017
Early Bird: General $35, Preservation Action Council Members $30, Day of: $40
GNGT: Going Native Garden Tour 2018 – April 7 & 8, 2018
10AM-4PM, Free with RSVP
Gamble Garden Tour – April 27 & 28, 2018
Updated information for 2018 will be available in January. Here’s the information from 2017: 10AM-4PM, Members $30, General $35, Volunteer $25, Lunch Tickets $15
No updates for 2018 to date. The Aromas Country Garden Tour – Last Held on May 13, 2017
10AM-4PM, tickets not available online
If you miss out on these events, there are a number of historic estates and gardens in the area with regular open hours.
The Ainsley house in downtown Campbell is open Thurs-Sun, March-December, 12PM-4PM (final tour at 3:15PM) with regular tours. Admission is $8 adult, $6 senior, $4 youth (7-17), and free for under 7.
The Winchester Mystery house may have some unusual sides to it, but in essence it’s a stunning mansion surrounded by a pristine garden. Prices vary by tour.
History San Jose has also provided virtual tours of both the Luis Maria Peralta Adobe, 1797, and the Carmel and Thomas Fallon House, 1850s. Find links to the tours on the page linked below.
Have we missed a tour of houses or homes that should be included? Please jot me a note or give me a call and we’ll get this page updated (and promote your event at no cost, of course). Be sure to include the dates, name of the tour, and a URL where people can get more information, please.