Historic buildings featured in annual home tour

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TRURO – The welcome mats have been laid out for this weekend’s Heritage Home Tour.

Stonycroft, pictured, is one of four homes featured in this weekend’s Heritage Home Tour. Tickets are available now at the Colchester Historeum and MacQuarries Pharmasave on the Esplanade. 

The tour, in Downtown Truro, will run both Saturday and Sunday and feature four historic buildings. The Colchester Historical Society is hosting the third annual tour.

Passports, or a ticket and souvenir booklet, are on sale now at the Colchester Historeum and MacQuarries Pharmasave on the Esplanade. They can be purchased for $15.

The tour runs from 12 to 5 p.m. both days, and visitors can travel at their own pace through the properties. Interpreters will be available to share details about the buildings and their owners.

One home possibly dates back to Confederation and offers more questions than answers about its construction and renovations over the years. The youngest home is more than 110 years old and its original owner, a dental surgeon, was once summoned to the Baddeck home of Alexander Graham Bell.

Visitors will also be able to explore servants’ quarters and learn about modern conveniences of the late 19th Century, as well as hear the connection between a downtown business and world-traveling cyclist Karl Creelman.

 

 

Organizations: Colchester Historical Society

Geographic location: Downtown Truro, Baddeck

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