Eureka Springs Holiday Home Tour

The Eureka Springs Preservation Society is hosting the 27th annual holiday tour of historic homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

On the tour this year are seven historic homes and two historic churches. Houses are on the upper historic loop near the Crescent Hotel and on Spring Street.

Some of the featured homes are the Tatman House with its whimsical porches and trim, the Bullock House, which has appeared in American Preservation magazine and the Eagle Thomas House where there will be a Snow Village display and themed fireplaces.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church was constructed of local limestone and designed based on St. Sophia’s in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the only church where entry is gained through the bell tower. St. James Episcopal Church was built in 1870 as a one-room schoolhouse.

There is extremely limited parking near the homes and churches, but you can park at the Transit Center or the Planer Hill Park and Ride lot at the entrance to downtown Eureka and take the free trolley to the sites. Wear comfortable shoes because there are numerous steps and inclines.

Tickets are $15 in advance at the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce or $20 the day of the tour at St. James Episcopal Church. For information call 253-8737.

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