Join the residents of the historic Paris Hill village on December 6th or December 7th while they open their holiday decorated homes for tours! With many of the houses on Paris Hill dating back well into the 1800s or earlier, what better way to kick off the holidays and get in the spirit!
All proceeds from both the house tours and the luncheon event benefit the Paris Hill Academy (A 501c3 nonprofit) which has undergone extensive structural renovations over the last year.
House Tour tickets for either day are $25 for advance purchase before November 22nd and $30 after. An available add on luncheon is available each day for an additional $10.
Friday December 6th: http://parishill.org/holiday_friday
Saturday December 7th: http://parishill.org/holiday_saturday
As previously featured in Downeast magazine, the Holiday House tour returns after a 12 year hiatus. The house tour includes touring of 10 historic holiday decorated homes on Paris Hill, meeting the current owners and discussing the unique history of each house. Also open for the house tours are a number of public buildings including; the Academy, Baptist Church, Library and Museum! The add on holiday luncheon is hosted in the Paris Hill Academy building and includes hearty soups, bread and desserts.
Follow the event page on facebook for regular updates on the historic houses involved, stories and photos!
Homes included in the house tours:
The Old House c1789 - Hosted by Jim and Deb Deshon
The Parris House c1818 - Hosted by Bill and Beth Miller
The Hitching Post c1824 - Hosted by Holly Brown
The Owl's Nest c1826 - Hosted by Chris and Rosemary Losso
The Harlow House c1834 - Hosted by Mike and Beth Binette
The Kittredge House c1837 - Hosted by Adrienne Coté
The Marble Farmstead c1840 - Hosted by Mike and Janet Brogan
The Doe House c1870 - Hosted by Albert Colangelo
The Bancroft Home c2008 - Hosted by Alan and MaryAlice Bancroft
Public Buildings open during the tour:
The Paris Hill Academy Building c1856
The Paris Hill Baptist Church c1805 - The Paris Hill Historical Society will also be hosting an additional room in the baptist church
Paris Hill Library and Museum - c1822 (A unique library! Formerly the 1800s Oxford Jail!)
The Paris Hill Post Office
You may also purchase physical tickets in advance at The Tribune (https://www.facebook.com/thetribunenorway/) on Main St in Norway with no ticket fees starting October 1st.
This event is rain or snow or shine! Advanced ticket purchase is recommended and guarantees admission, however some tickets may be available day of at the Paris Hill Academy at 1 Academy St, Paris, ME (across from the Paris Hill Country Club.)
Follow and share the events on facebook to spread the word!
Friday December 6th https://www.facebook.com/events/565198584011828/
Saturday December 7th https://www.facebook.com/events/565198590678494
Please also follow the Paris Hill Community page for regular updates of other events happening on the hill! https://www.facebook.com/parishillmaine/