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Tour, Eat, Shop!

Welcome in the holidays by attending the 23rd Annual Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes! Enjoy a festive 2-day event of beautiful architecture and interior design in one of Atlanta’s most charming neighborhoods. Known for its historic residences, unique shops and fabulous local restaurants, the Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes is the perfect way to spend the day and spread holiday cheer!

Eight beautiful properties will be featured on this year’s tour. Although different in style and design, they are all equally representative of the Neighborhood’s character. This year’s line-up includes an 1920’s English country style home decorated with original pieces of art, a recently renovated American Foursquare built in 1916, a unique 1925 Cape Dutch with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, a lovingly restored 1916 bungalow with a multitude of original features, and an historic building used as a combination art gallery and residence. The tour includes three other fabulous historic homes transformed for the modern world.

Local restaurants will provide food tastings in John Howell Park and at each of the Tour homes. Local favorites, such as Apres Diem, Atkins Park, Highland Tap, Fontaine’s, Marlow’s Tavern, Press & Grind, San Francisco Coffee and Tapa Tapa will once again serve up delicious bites. We are thrilled to have the following restaurants new to the tour join in 2017: Cape Dutch, St. Germain Bakery, The Canteen, and The General Muir.

When is the Home Tour?
Saturday, December 2, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Food Tastings
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days

Purchase tickets.

Volunteer for the tour.

History of the Home Tour

The Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes began in 1972 with the first “Virginia-Highland Bungalow Tour”. Since then, home tours were held through 1977 and again in 1980-1982 (featuring 10-14 homes each year). The focus of these Tours was on “bungalows” and it was more of a local community event.

The event was re-vitalized in 2004 with the current “Homes for the Holidays” Tour that has become a citywide celebration of the neighborhood. Virginia-Highland has become a focal point of Atlanta, drawing many to its rich but unassuming architecture; its cultural events such as the Summerfest Arts Festival; its numerous high quality restaurants and shops; and its love of involvement. If ever there was a vibrant and eclectic community that is “involved” in its surroundings, Virginia-Highland is it!

About VHCA

The VHCA is a non-profit organization supported exclusively through volunteers and fundraising events like the Tour of Homes whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the community. The funds raised by the VaHi Tour of Homes will go to support various projects around Virginia-Highland including neighborhood park improvements, safety, sidewalk and traffic concerns, planning and preservation, and other community efforts.