On Saturday, October 12, experience the rich fabric of local history and residential architecture in Martinez by attending the annual Historical Home Tour. Take a tour of six or more private homes representing the architecture of the late 19th and early 20th century.
The Tour begins at the Shell Club House located on 1635 Pacheco Blvd. Included in the Tour are the 1890 Borland House, John Muir's 1882 Italianate Victorian Home and the 1849 Martinez Adobe.
Also on this year’s tour is the First Congressional Church of Martinez with its symbolic stained glass windows. The most prominent is the Rose Window which is found over the altar. The Church was established in 1874.
Parking is plentiful and shuttles are provided to the homes are free of charge. Tour hours are 10 am to 4 pm (PDT). Please plan on two (2) hours to enjoy the Tour.
Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased from Char’s Flowers (635 Main Street), Rumain’s Jewelry (510 Center Avenue), Bagel Street Café (580 Center Avenue), The UPS Store (Lucky Shopping Center) and I’ve Been Framed (411 Ferry Street). For online ticket purchases using a credit card, please go to Eventbrite (martinezhometour2013.eventbrite.com).
No children under 12 years of age (infants may be carried in arms or belly carrier). Due to the period of the homes, they are not wheelchair accessible. We regret that taking pictures is not allowed inside the homes.
We thank our generous sponsors for supporting the Home Tour: The Shell Martinez Refinery, S and S Supplies & Solutions, Cole Real Estate, Allied Waste Services, Shell Chemical Company, Hagin’s Automotive, Shell Western States FCU, Wendt Heat & Air, RemodelMe, Bay Alarm Company, State Farm Insurance Mark Woodard, Agent, Dolan’s Lumber, Doors & Windows and the City of Martinez.
Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Historical Society's effort to restore and reopen the Old Train Depot in downtown Martinez portions of which date back to 1877.
Please check out the past home tours on our website: http://www.martinezhometour.com.