Safety Measures Enable Key West Home Tours to Proceed This Season
Old Island Restoration Foundation will be able to keep the welcoming tradition of the Key West Home Tours going this season. The two-day, monthly tours will run December through March and the number of visitors allowed inside each home will be limited, masks will be required and hand sanitizers will be provided.
The Tours are the organization’s largest fundraising event. Proceeds go toward awarding historic preservation grants & scholarships, providing education programs and restoring and maintaining Key West’s Oldest House & Garden Museum located at 322 Duval Street (which, in addition to the private homes on each tour, will be admitting Home Tour ticket holders for free during tour dates and times).
“Of course, we aren’t expecting the large number of people as in the past, but we will safely offer the Tours for the 61st consecutive year, said John C. Giuliano, Executive Director. He continued, “In addition to taking the tours, there are many volunteer opportunities for locals to help keep this meaningful tradition alive for our neighbors and visitors alike.”
Old Island Restoration board President, Nance Frank, remarked, “Traditions such as this and the preservation of the island’s unique architecture and cultural heritage play a role as the Keys, the nation and the world strive to recover with increased love and empathy for our One Human Family.”
Tour dates and times are:
Dec 29 & 30 & Jan 15 & 16 – 2 to 6 pm
Feb & Mar 12 & 13 – 10 am to 4 pm
Visit www.oldesthousekeywest.com for information and tickets