Camden and the surrounding area will be the site of the Wilcox Historical Society’s 2020 Tour of Homes!
Join us Saturday, March 28 in beautiful Camden, Alabama as we celebrate our state and county history through a tour of many of the areas most well preserved, historically significant structures. The tour will be held from 10 AM to 5 PM.
The historic homes on tour this year include Yaupon– the Matthews-Tait-Rutherford Home, River Bluff Plantation – the Beck-Bryant-Talbot Home, the Strother-Gibbs Home, and House on the Hill – the Liddell-Phillippi Home.
This year’s tour also includes a Living History event at Liberty Hall!
Tickets to the tour also include admittance to the Welcome Reception on Friday evening, March 27 at 6 PM, at RiverBend Plantation. Special guest speaker will be Mr. James Farmer, noted Southern author and interior designer. Wine and hor d’oeuvres will be served at the reception. The reception is sponsored by The Pecan on Broad and The Brittany House Antiques.
Ticket holders are invited to a complimentary Southern Breakfast at The Brittany House Antiques in Oak Hill from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Saturday morning.
In addition, the Furman Historical Society is sponsoring the first annual Pilgrimage Ball at Wakefield in Furman, Saturday night, March 28th featuring period music by the string band Un-Reconstructed to conclude the weekend’s festivities. Antebellum period civilian dress or formal attire is requested. Ticket prices are $75 per person/$150 per couple. Click here to purchase tickets to the Ball. Tickets are limited. Please note that tickets to the Ball are separate from the Tour.
Tickets are on sale now! Purchase online at eventbrite.com starting January 10th. Click here for the link to order online. Tickets can be purchased in Wilcox County beginning on Friday, January 24th at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center or The Pecan on Broad in Camden or at The Brittany House Antiques at Oak Hill and on the day of the tour at tour headquarters – the Wilcox Female Institute in Camden. Ticket prices are $40 for adults, $35 for a group of 10 or more, $30 for WHS members, youth $25 and children 6 and under free. Members please note that in order to receive your $10 discount your ticket must be purchased locally.
Before beginning the tour, please remember to pick up your brochure, map and wristband at tour headquarters. Items will be available beginning at 3:30 PM until 7:30 PM at the Wilcox Female Institute on Friday, March 27th or Saturday, March 28th beginning at 8:30 AM.
Let us know if you have any questions! We can be reached at P O Box 464, Camden, Alabama 36726, firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Wilcox Historical Society Facebook page. Discounted ticket pricing available for groups of 10 or more when tickets are purchased in advance by calling the tour coordinator. The Tour Coordinator can be reached at 256-975-7616.
We look forward to seeing you in March!