OctoberTour 2020

Celebrating 45 years!

Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th

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Join us for OctoberTour 2020 for its 45th year! OctoberTour is one of the oldest annual historic home tours in the South and has featured more than 200 houses and historic properties in Salisbury and Rowan County. Its strong reputation and proven track record have helped establish Historic Salisbury Foundation as one of the country’s leaders in historic preservation.

OctoberTour features historic houses of varying sizes, complexity and architectural styles, including Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts, Mission, Italian Renaissance, and Romanesque. The tour sites tell the stories of those whose lives and labors have shaped the character and the historic fabric of this community. The architecture reflects the history, literally and figuratively.

Saturday (10th) open from 10:00-5:30 with the Plein Air Artist reception from 5:00-7:00 on the Hall House lawn. 

Sunday (11th) open from Noon-5:30

Other Tour Activities:

Thursday, October 8th - Meet and greet after hours with a special OctoberTour guest! Enjoy appetizers and drinks after work in a casual atmosphere.

NEW DAY FOR THE PAR-TAY! FRIDAY October 9th, the annual Patrons’ Party will launch the weekend of festivities.

Our annual Bank Street Cafe and Festivities will feature food, beer and wine, crafts, live musical entertainment, and activities for the entire family Saturday and Sunday during tour hours. Plein Air artists will be painting in neighborhoods throughout the Tour and will display their work at the Artists Reception from 5-7pm Saturday on the Hall House Lawn. Tickets are not required for this portion of the weekend’s activities.

All tickets purchased online may be picked up the weekend of the tour at the Henderson Law Office located at the corner on South Church and West Fisher Streets. Each ticket includes one entry into each home on the tour at anytime during tour hours. Docents are available throughout each tour site to explain history, architectural features, and other pertinent details about the site. Tickets also gain you access to trolley rides. Food, wine and beer located at Bank Street Cafe on Bank Street near the Hall House. Fast Track Tours – Again this year, you may move through homes at your own pace. If doing so, please stay in the back of the group so as not to disrupt the docent’s presentation.

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Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!


Carolyn and Gordon Hurley

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 Gavine, Andrew, and Theresa Pitner

Alice and Fred Stanback 


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 Nancy and Ed Clement Rosalie and John Laughlin  Wyndham Robertson 
Kay and Raymond Coltrain  Betty and Bud Mickle Susan Sides
Wivianny and Ryan DeHaas Susan and Edward Norvell Nancy Stanback 
Friends of the Salisbury Community Foundation Elizabeth and Owen Norvell  Susan and Robert Whitaker
Shari and Bill Graham David Post Whitney and Brannon Williams



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Additional Support 

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Historic Salisbury Foundation - Celebrating 46 Years of Preservation

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Historic Salisbury Foundation, founded in 1972, is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and revitalize the historic fabric of Salisbury and Rowan County.