Spring has officially sprung and it’s time to get outside and celebrate this beautiful season with one of our favorite Downtown Phoenix events. The Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Home Tour and Street Fair happens every two years, and 2019 is sure to be the best year yet. This is a great way to explore the different areas of downtown, enjoy the weather and see the beautiful historic homes in a neighborhood where past supreme court judges, mayors and influential citizens once lived. The beautiful homes in this popular neighborhood were built in the styles of Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean, Tudor, Federal, French Cottage, Pueblo, Ranch and Eclectic.
The tour features a street fair with live music, food vendors, a beer and wine garden, and a collection of historic automobiles. Enjoy an old-fashioned trolley ride and listen to a tour guide give you a fascinating commentary on the history of the neighborhood. The ticket booklet will provide information about each specific house, its history, famous people who have lived there, interesting architectural features, a tour map, and more. There is truly something for everyone on this tour!
When & Where
Sunday, March 24th, 10am to 4pm
Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District, Downtown Phoenix
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the event. The advance online price is $18.00 (plus a small handling fee) and on the day of the tour tickets are $25.00. The ticket booth is located near the corner of 12th Ave and Holly. Tickets purchased in advance online can be picked up at the Will Call table. Children 12 and under are welcome and free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
Visitors can park anywhere within the neighborhood or at Encanto Park. Trolleys will continually run throughout the day so you can hop on and off at your convenience. Or if you live in the area you can simply walk or bike the tour.
What are your favorite historic home tours to visit throughout the year? Let us know in the comments below!