Hello all! The Paris Hill Holiday House Tours are this Friday and Saturday!
If you purchased your tickets online or at the Tribune, please proceed to the Paris Hill Baptist Church at 500 Paris Hill Road to check in and get your map and ticket.
If you plan to purchase day-of tickets please proceed to the Paris Hill Academy Building at 1 Academy Rd. All day of sales are cash or check only - and $30 for the tour and $10 for the luncheon. There will be a line - so we do recommend ordering ahead of time if possible! Tickets are still available at The Tribune on Main St in Norway and online until 8PM Thursday evening at http://parishill.org/holidaytickets
If you pre-purchased just the house tour and want to add the luncheon option, luncheon tickets will be available at the Baptist Church when checking in, cash or check only.
There is plenty of parking around Hannibal Hamlin Dr, the church and the golf course public parking.
This is a walking tour - self guided and self paced. Each house involved in the tour will have a number on the map and a corresponding number in their yard. The map includes a brief history, year built and owner for each property as well as your ticket for each house.
The couple of inches of fresh snow is adding to the holiday spirit - but please dress appropriately as there are limited sidewalks available. Shoes can stay on in each house but please take care to clean them off as best as you can before going in!
Restrooms are available at a number of the houses and all of the public buildings, these are also denoted on the map.
All the houses and public buildings are in close proximity to each other and we suggest parking once and walking the rest of the tour. If walking is not an option there is limited street parking at the houses. The tour stops cluster into 2 groups of houses and one of public buildings so we suggest parking once at each location.
The house tours begin at 10am and runs through 4pm each day. You are welcome to arrive at anytime you like and proceed in any order you like. Staff will suggest paths to minimize congestion at check in.
The luncheon is served from 11-2 at the Paris Hill Academy. Coffee and Tea will be also be available for purchase starting at 9am each day at the Academy as well.
Should you have any questions or issues please email [email protected], facebook message https://www.facebook.com/parishillmaine/ or call (207) 274-7611 and leave a voicemail.
Thanks so much for your support of the Paris Hill Community Club/Paris Hill Academy - and we look forward to seeing you on Friday or Saturday!
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/