An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until December 10, 2017
OUR TOUR: Please join us for the biennial holiday walking tour of the St. Anne’s Hill Historic District. The guided tours will begin at the High Street Gallery located at 48 High Street in Dayton, Ohio. Our guides are dressed in period costume and specially trained to let you know about the remarkable history of St. Anne’s Hill. The tour will include several unique homes along our charming neighborhood streets. The tour will conclude in the landmark Bossler Mansion with a special holiday dessert and a visit to Victoria’s Parlour Gift Shoppe. Each tour will last approximately 2 and 1/2 hours. Ample parking is available at Bomberger Park. The St. Anne’s Hill Dickens of a Christmas Tour is the longest continuously operating home tour in the Dayton region. All proceeds from this event go towards preserving the character and integrity of our historic neighborhood.
OUR HISTORY: The neighborhood of St. Anne’s Hill is a historic community located one mile east of Downtown Dayton, just beyond the historic Oregon Arts District. The area was part of the original out-lots of the city of Dayton, which were plotted in 1815 by Daniel C. Cooper, an early settler of the city. Some might call it the first suburb of Dayton. By the 1830’s, the first documented use of the name “St. Anne’s Hill” appeared in newspaper advertisements promoting the sale of nursery stock from a local greenhouse. St. Anne’s Hill became a registered historic district in 1974. The holiday tour begain in 1983.
ABOUT US: The St. Anne’s Hill Historic District neighborhood relies on the efforts of the volunteers in St. Anne’s Hill Historic Society, its residents and the community to ensure its continued success and growth. The St. Anne’s Hill Historic Society is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Visit www.stanneshill.org for more information.
NOTES ON TICKETS: The size of each tour is limited to ensure your enjoyment. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance. The most popular tour times are expected to sell out, so please do not delay! Tickets purchased at the door will be $30, but we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door for any given tour. No refunds. Tours will run as scheduled through inclement weather, so please dress accordingly. We can accept credit cards through this secure website. Tickets can still be purchased by mail with a check or money order if you prefer not to buy them online. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, we would appreciate your consideration and suggest that you buy your tickets here if possible.