2020 Preservation Georgetown Home Tour Will Be Virtual And Free

The Preservation Georgetown Home Tour has been reimagined.

Following are details from Preservation Georgetown about this year’s Georgetown Historic Home Tour (virtual & free) happening November 17 through November 28, 2020:

Given the continued state of Covid19, homeowners, volunteers, and visitors aren’t ready to return to live events, so we’ve gone VIRTUAL (and it’s FREE)

Is it a big change from our traditional live home tour? You bet! Will we miss seeing you in person at these lovely historic properties? No doubt! But let your hearts not be troubled as Home Tour Chair, Rachel Hancock, has these amazing homes lined up just for you!

The Tour Homes

904 Ash Street: Carpenter-Hyer House: This charming 1884 house was built in the Folk Victorian style for railroad agent Livingston Carpenter and his wife Mary and is now the home of Michael and Kelley Worden.

1103 S. Elm Street: The Irvine-Stewart House: Built in 1898 by lumberman George Irvine for his newlywed daughter Eva and her husband Wiley Sillure, this home started as a Folk Victorian facing 11th Street and now is the lovely Craftsman bungalow that owners Cid Ransom and John Lawton call home.

1008 E University Avenue: The Hyer-Sells House: Beginning its life in 1914 as a sprawling, single-story house for Dr. Robert S. Hyer, Regent of Southwestern University, this now stately two story serves as the San Gabriel House Bed and Breakfast, is owned by Jeannie Snead, and is managed by Danni Babik.


Preservation Georgetown realizes that many friends and neighbors have been negatively impacted by current events, but we want EVERYONE to have access to these historic properties…so there is NO CHARGE for the tour.

Donations, of course, will be graciously accepted:

VIP Package ($55)

The tour is free but if you want to jazz it up a bit, we’ve collaborated with Kork Wine Bar for a special VIP Package (think wine & cheese for two) which you can enjoy easily and safely from the comfort of your home while watching the tour! Purchase your VIP Package today!

By phone: 512.240.5999

Online: https://us.orderspoon.com/kork-wine-bar

Scroll down and select the PG VIP Package.

Note: The system requires you select a date and time. Regardless of what you select, you will need to pickup at Kork Wine Bar on November 12th or 13th.

Kork Wine Bar is located just off the historic square, (next to Grace Heritage Center) at 815 S Main Street. Expect a 2017 Bravium Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley paired with a special cheese board for two, made up of Irish porter cheddar, blueberry infused goat cheese and a gorgonzola served with fig chutney and crostini made from their famous pizza dough.


The importance of preservation continues despite current challenges imposed by Covid19. The Home Tour is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds benefit our organization as well as the Preservation Fund Grant Program through which we offer grants to community members who are restoring structures in the historic district. Applications for this program are currently being considered. Therefore, it’s super important for us to work together toward another successful event. Together, we WILL keep Georgetown historic!