WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 11 AM – 4 PM
WHERE: Tour begins at the South Orange Performing Arts Center where each attendee will pick up a Guidebook/ map. SOPAC is just off South Orange Avenue at the train station.
TICKETS: $25 advance, $30 day of
To purchase discounted advance tickets for the House Tour, go to www.SOHPS.org.
The Village of South Orange has long been known for its diverse stock of attractive residences lining peaceful, leafy streets. On October 14, 2017, the purchase of an admission ticket will afford an estimated 500-600 visitors a close-up view of the interiors and exteriors of eight astounding private houses that they could previously admire only from afar.
Known as one of New Jersey's premier house tours, this year's biennial "Gems of South Orange," presented by The South Orange Historical and Preservation Society, will feature a wide variety of distinctive homes built in years dating from 1879 to 2007.
The purchase of an admission ticket will allow visitors a docent-guided close-up view of the interiors and exteriors and gardens and furnishings of eight special houses.
Classic autos matching the vintage of each home will be parked at the properties.
Free parking is available in the NJTransit/SOPAC parking lot.
For those who prefer not to drive, free jitneys will stop at SOPAC and at every Tour house, running in a continuous loop.
SOHPS is dedicated to preserving and promoting the distinctive attractions, architecture, and features of South Orange Village. The group places historic plaques around town, organizes symposiums, provides college scholarships for essays on historic topics, and participates in grant-writing for historical and civic ventures, among other activities.