Preservation Burlington Programs

Annual Awards

Each year, Preservation Burlington recognizes historic buildings that represent outstanding efforts in preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or reconstruction. In doing so, this program seeks to promote continued efforts in heritage preservation as well as highlight its benefits. The program also recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of our community life.
Learn more, nominate a property or see past recipients »

Architectural Toolkit and Walking Tours for Educators

History starts here. Discover Burlington's rich history through its architecture, and give your students a new perspective on their own neighborhood. Our architectural toolkit is a hands-on, place-based learning instrument for ages 8+. Rent it for a few weeks or a full month. Preservation Burlington can also customize a complementary walking tour for your student group. Learn more »

Historic MarkerHistoric Markers

Preservation Burlington Historic Markers are the perfect way to celebrate the age of your home! The markers can be hung on the exterior or interior of your home.

Cost: $100
Includes: basic research on your home, a marker and one-year membership to Preservation Burlington.

Marker request form (PDF)

Homes Tour

Saturday, June 3, 12-4pm - $20. Tickets available at www.flynntix.orgPreservation Burlington 2017 Homes Tour

An annual event, the Preservation Burlington Homes Tour highlights Burlington's residential architecture and allows participants rare access to private homes.

This year’s tour features an eclectic mix of Burlington’s historic homes and outbuildings. 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 must be purchased in advance and are available at the Flynn Center Box Office ( for $20.

No tickets will be available for purchase at the homes.

See our Homes Tour archive »


Walking Tours

Walking tours of Burlington are offered weekly in the summer. Download brochure (PDF) »

We can also arrange a tour for your private group or class... contact us if this is something you'd like to do.


Workshops & Educational Programming

There are currently no workshops scheduled. The following is a sample of past offerings:

Historic Wooden Window Restoration
Historic windows are often the first elements of an older home to be replaced.  Historic wooden windows are threatened because of a dwindling amount of skilled workers able to restore historic windows properly, and an ever-increasing push for newer, more “efficient” synthetic windows.  This workshop focuses on providing training for regular people to learn the necessary skills to restore and repair historic wooden windows.  Participants also learn how to deal with lead paint hazards and how to make historic windows more efficient.

Ron Wanamaker and Amy Mentes, Wanamaker Restoration & Champlain Valley Millworks


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