2019 House TourCelebrate 43 Years of Historic Preservation and Urban Living in Downtown Allentown
The Old Allentown Preservation Association will hold its 43rd Historic House Tour on Sunday, October 6, 2019. The event will take place from 12-5 PM and feature 8 properties in the Historic District and 5 locations in Downtown Allentown.
Properties that will be showcased on this year’s tour include historic residences, artist studios, design spaces, a Downtown Market, brand new state of the art apartments, and a beautifully restored event space. Homes on the tour will feature both Victorian and Federal-style architecture.
“I can’t wait to see all of the house tour patrons touring our neighborhood. It is truly the most exciting day of the year for Old Allentown,” said Angie Johnson, Chairperson of the House Tour Committee and event organizer. “The Historic House Tour is a great way for people to appreciate the unique architecture and charm of our neighborhood, and this year we included a few downtown locations on the tour, so they really get to experience first hand why we love living here”.
Event attendees can tour the properties, meet homeowners and experience the Old Allentown neighborhood, which spans 14 blocks; north to south from Liberty Street to Linden Street and east to west from Hall Street to 12th Street. Most of the tour can be completed on foot, and two trollies will be available to transport guests between locations.
Pre-sale tickets for the event will be available at a discounted price of $12 beginning September 1st. Old Allentown members receive discounted entry at $10 a ticket. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at assembly88, C. Leslie Smith, Albright’s Hardware, and online.
House tour booklets will be available for purchase the day of the event for $15 at the Old Allentown office located at 147 N. 10th Street from 11:30 AM-4 PM. Will call, prepaid receipts and vouchers must be redeemed at the office for a booklet, which will serve as the ticket for the event. Memberships will also be available for individuals and households. All proceeds from the event support future programs and projects in Old Allentown.
“We rely on the support from our community to ensure we carry out our mission to preserve and foster pride in our neighborhood. The House Tour is our largest fundraising event” said Christian Brown, President of the Old Allentown Preservation Association.
Important Tour Information
The tour begins at our Old Allentown Office located at 147 N 10thStreet. This is where the ticket table will be located for all ticket sales and will call tickets.
The tour is self-guided. There will be two trolleys to offer you transportation. The tour is also walk-able.
Tickets will be available for pre-purchase beginning September 1steither online at www.oldallentown.orgor at the following locations: Assembly88, Albright’s Hardware, Boutique to go, and C. Leslie Smith.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the event, and $10 for Old Allentown Preservation Association members. (Children under the age of 12 are FREE)
If you pre-purchase tickets online
Please print your receipt/confirmation email and bring it along with you to 147 N 10thStreet Allentown, PA 18102 beginning at 11:30 am the day of the tour to receive your tour booklet. No tickets will be given out or mailed prior to the event.
Day-of Ticket Sales
Ticket sales will begin at 11:30am on Sunday October 6that 147 N 10thStreet Allentown, PA 18102.
The tour is a rain or shine event. Please plan accordingly.
Parking is available on the streets of Allentown for FREE on Sunday October 6, 2018.
Unfortunately house tour homes are not accessible to those in wheelchairs. Please be advised that most house tour homes have stairs at entry and/or exit points.
Children & Strollers
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Baby stroller and hard side carriers must be left outside.
The use of camera or video inside the tour homes is strictly prohibited.
Please do not bring any outside food into the house tour homes. Water bottles are allowed.
Want to Volunteer for the House Tour? Volunteers will receive one free house tour ticket, and will be invited to the House Tour After Party. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a shift!
House Tour Sales
House Tour Tickets
Enjoy a discounted rate for ticket pre-sales. Tickets will be available the day of the tour for $15.00. Online ticket sales will end at 10PM on October 5th.
- House Tour Ticket – Non Member $12
- House Tour Ticket – OAPA Members $10
Show your support by becoming a House Tour Patron. The deadline for patron sponsorship is September 12th to make the booklet printing.
- Sycamore Level $100 – Name listed in House Tour booklet and 2 free tour tickets.
- Elm Level $50 – Name listed in House Tour booklet
- Oak Level $25 – Name listed in House Tour booklet
Join or renew your membership now and take advantage of the discounted ticket prices as well as discounts at various Allentown locations throughout the year.
- OAPA Individual Membership $25
- OAPA Family Membership $40
- OAPA Senior or Student Membership $15