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2013 is the 40th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2013

Tour Hours:  Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The first weekend of December has been The Heritage Guild of Collin County Holiday Tour of Homes since 1973!  The tradition of opening historic homes for a public tour began in 1973 when our founders first opened their homes to raise money to purchase the Dulaney House and Cottage and the grounds that eventually became Chestnut Square. 

Every year five or six homes and historic structures are decorated for Christmas and opened for the tour.  The proceeds from ticket sales and an annual raffle are a major component of the ongoing operation of Chestnut Square.  Take a peek at the 2007 tour homes, the 2008 tour homes, the 2009 tour homes, and the 2010 tour homes.

Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door

Click here to purchase tickets online* or

tickets may be purchased at the following locations:

Chestnut Square Visitors Center

Little Red Hen

Market Street in McKinney

Smitten Flea

The Antique House


Diggin' It

McKinney Performing Arts Center

Any of the homes on the tour the day of the tour

* Tickets purchased online after 12/3/2013 may be picked up at Will Call at The Dulaney House at Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney, TX 75069 during the tour (or at any of the homes on the tour with receipt).

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary Tour we're offering teas in the Dulaney House both Saturday and Sunday.  Get your tickets 40th Anniversary Tea tickets below:

Saturday:          9:30 Brunch         11:30 Lunch               1:30 Late Lunch

Sunday:    11:00 Brunch            1:00 Lunch


Drum Roll Please....Here are the Homes on the 2013 Tour


A charming 1890 Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse owned by the son of one of our founders.

 A stately 1880 Queen Anne Victorian with neo-classical influences that is part of McKinney's history.

A beautiful 1880 neo-classical downtown church brought back to life!

A new home in the Historic District built not just to fit last!

Originally a one story shotgun style home, this late 19th century home was turned into a Queen Anne Victorian home and then renovated to become the McKinney Bed and Breakfast

Beautifully restored Queen Anne Victorian one story that is full of history!

A beautiful new antibellum style home in Tucker Hill.  Take the trolley out to visit this gem!

Many Thanks to Our Holiday Tour of Homes 2013 Sponsors:

Tucker Hill

The Body Shop

Rick's Chop House

The Grand Hotel

The Milstead Team - Keller Williams

Antique House


Plum Creek Primitives

Smitten Flea

Diggin' It


Holiday Tour of Homes Raffle

Once again we have GREAT raffle items for the Holiday Tour of Homes.  Win a great experience in McKinney and help support Chestnut Square Historic Village.  Raffle tickets are $5 and 3 for $10.  Here are the raffle items for our 40th Anniversary Holiday Tour of Homes: 

Experience Historic Downtown McKinney! 

Spend the night at The Grand Hotel

Dinner at Rick's Chophouse

Breakfast at Spoons Cafe

Lunch at The Pantry

Dinner at Sauce

A Show at the McKinney Performing Arts Center

Wine Tasting at Landon Winery

Take on the Town!

Value:  $750

Relax the McKinney Way!

Spend the night at The Grand Hotel

Spa Treatment for Two at Spa Esoterica

Show at McKinney Performing Arts Center

Sunday Brunch for two at Rick's Chophouse

Relax the old-fashioned way!

Value: $500

Be a McKinney Foodie!

Kitchen Package from Kitchenwares on the Square

Basket of Goodies from the Historic McKinney Farmers Market

Lunch for Two at Patina Green

Wine Tasting for Two at Landon Winery

Steak Class for Two and a $50 gift certificate from Local Yocal

Gift certificate from Loco Cowpoke

Taste the Town!

More to come!

Value: $500


Medical Center of Mckinney
Market Street