Preservation Burlington Homes Tour

2017 Annual Homes Tour

This year’s tour features an eclectic mix of Burlington’s historic homes and out-buildings. Come and tour several Hill Section houses, including the former home of one of Burlington’s recent mayors, and a beautifully restored turn of the century residence with stately columns and wraparound porch. This year we are also paying homage to the Queen City’s agricultural past and present by showcasing historic buildings at the Intervale Center’s farmstead. You’ll be able to peek inside the 19th century farmhouse that currently serves as the center’s headquarters, and tour the center’s grounds including two historic barns. After the tour, relax and enjoy a slice of American Flatbread pizza baked on-site in the center’s wood-fired oven.

The tour is self-guided with the help of numerous volunteers from the community. The Homes Tour is Preservation Burlington’s biggest fundraising event. Proceeds from the tour will go towards the organization’s many other educational programs. Tickets are available at the Flynn Center Box Office ( for $20.  

We are also looking for volunteers to assist with the tour. Volunteers will have free admission to the homes for half of the tour. If interested in volunteering, or for more information, email Matt Viens at

Homes Tour Archive

2016 Tour - download program booklet (PDF)

2015 Tour - download program booklet (PDF)

2014 Tour - download program booklet (PDF)
The 2014 tour featured an eclectic mix of Burlington’s historic homes, including a renovated stone mansion on South Willard Street, the home of a renowned interior designer, a former college flophouse reclaimed and converted back to a single family residence. With six homes — from a winner of Preservation Burlington’s Historic Preservation Award for residential properties to the oldest remaining structure on Church Street – our 2014 Homes Tour offered finely decorated interiors, inspiring landscapes, and the ingenious repurposing of the old to meet the demands of modern living.

2013 Homes Tour - download program booklet (PDF)

2012 Homes Tour - download program booklet (PDF)

2011 Tour  - download program booklet (pdf)
The 2011 tour featured turn of the century carriage houses and barns that have been repurposed and utilized for today’s lifestyles. Showcased were several excellent examples of adaptive reuse of historic structures, including a bed and breakfast, private residence, and state of the art computer lab. In all cases, design decisions were found to compliment each structure's original use and minimized the impact of modern amenities.

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2010 Tour [program booklet (pdf)]
The 2010 tour consisted of various homes and public spaces built in styles popular after World War II.  This era of design abandoned traditional theories on architecture and created a new, austere, geometric aesthetic whose influence can still be seen in contemporary designs.  Feature homes were structures of the International Style and the Prairie Style.  Many participants joined us during and after the tour at the Spot, originally built in the 1950s as a Phillips 66 gas station and recently renovated and adapted to a surf-style restaurant.

The event also coincided with a day-long symposium, “Modernist Architecture Comes of Age”  organized by the University of Vermont Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, UVM Campus Planning Services, and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.  

Photos of the 2010 featured homes »

2009 - [no homes tour in 2009]

2008 Tour - [program booklet (pdf)]

2007 Tour - [program (pdf)]

2006 Tour - [program booklet (pdf)]

2005 Tour - [program booklet (pdf)]



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