Lexington Old Homes Tour Sept. 8-9


Five antebellum homes will highlight the  Lexington Old Homes Tour Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9.

Among them are the recently refurbished 1830s President’s House at Wentworth Military Academy and the 1840s Butternut House, which showcases many of the primitive textile crafts featured in books authored by artisan Maggie Bonanomi. The tour also includes two 1850s homes, one currently under restoration, and an 1860s duplex that has been restored as the Trailside Inn Bed and Breakfast.

The historic 1848 Christ Church Episcopal and the 1853 Anderson House at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site will also be open for tours.

Tours open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Shuttle buses depart from the Lexington Tourism Bureau, 927 Main St., and run continuously between tour stops. Homes close at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Lexington Tourism Bureau and Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce and by mail order or online at Tickets also give free admission to the Lexington Historical Museum during the two-day event.

To buy tickets, contact Lexington Tourism Bureau at 866-837-4711 or visit the tourism Web site at

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