Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour
A Greek Revival house built before the Civil War highlights the Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour to be held Saturday, May 4. The dwelling is an important part of the Apalachicola Historic District that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church, the tour features eight homes and two gardens. An Evensong service at Trinity, the traditional opening for the tour, begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3, followed by a reception in Gorrie Square. The May 4 tour includes an auction on the church grounds and a luncheon in Benedict Hall.
Also on tour is the church rectory, a house built by George Marshall in 1900 of local cypress and heart pine after the ladies guild raised $800.
Tickets for the tour and luncheon will be available online in March at apalachicolahometour.org. Tour tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the tour; luncheon tickets are $12.
Advance tickets may be purchased at the Trinity Church office and the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Day-of-tour tickets may be purchased at check-in on the church grounds beginning at 9 a.m.
Proceeds from the annual event benefit the preservation and maintenance of Trinity’s historic structures.
Apalachicola is considered the best preserved city on the Gulf of Mexico dating from before the Civil War, with continued importance well into the twentieth century. Guests to Apalachicola can enhance their weekend experience by exploring the many historical sites, shops, galleries, restaurants, and waterfront.