Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour
May 3, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Trinity Episcopal Church
The 22nd Annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour takes place the first Saturday in May. The tour is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola, FL on Friday and Saturday, May 2 – May 3, 2014. This year’s theme, “And the Livin' Is Easy" is as apropos to the grand Gothic Revival home and the beautiful Queen Anne abode as it is to the precious bungalow and all sizes and sorts in between. All of the homes featured on this year's tour are vintage homes with interesting histories, contemporary touches and homeowners who take pride in their houses and have found a perfect fit for their unique style in this community.
The featured house for the 2014 tour is the home of Briana Wheatly. It was built for George H. Whiteside in the Gothic Revival Style, circa 1872. The Whiteside family owned and operated the Apalachicola Ice and Canning Company in Apalachicola. Their affluence was reflected in some of the home's distinctive features: two closets per bedroom, heart pine flooring, beautiful crown molding, push bell for summoning servants, a built-in dining room sideboard, and fireplace between the two parlors.
Friday, May 2: Evensong 5:30 Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church will be held on Friday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. This service provides the traditional opening for the home tour. It will be followed by a reception to which all are invited. Homes will be open only on Saturday, May 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available at $20 until the day of the event. On May 3, ticket sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. at $25 per ticket. In addition, a sealed-bid auction, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. will be a part of Saturday’s festivities.
Guests to Apalachicola can enhance their weekend experience by allowing time to visit the many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns and parks that mark this historic town as a truly original locale. We conjecture that you will find, as we who live here do, that the "livin' is easy" in Apalachicola. We welcome you to join us for the weekend and come back again and again.
For more information or ticket sales please contact Trinity Episcopal Church at (850) 653-9550 or the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at (850) 653-9419. Please visit the tour website at apalachicolahistorichometour.org