Sherman Hill "Doors To The Past" Walking Tour of Historic Homes

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    Doors to the Past – A Walking Tour of Homes

    2018 marks the 41st Anniversary of event.

    September 29 & 30 from 10am-4pm each day.

    All guests must pick-up tickets/programs/souvenirs at the starting point which is

    HOYT SHERMAN PLACE, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines, IA 

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    Purchased discounted tickets online August 15, 2017 - September 21st, 2017

    Day of tour Tickets: $15 (only available at the tour starting point which is Hoyt Sherman Place):

    Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50314 

    Students: $5  (valid with student ID)

    Children 12 and under: FREE

    Sherman Hill, Des Moines’ oldest organized neighborhood, features homes built in the 19th and 20th centuries. The walking tour allows visitors to tour at a leisurely pace where you will be guided through the history and architecture of numerous homes, gardens and buildings.

    The 2018 tour will consist of around 10 historic homes either under rehabilitation or completed. This year is special in that the ONE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR will be on tour. You won't want to miss this!

    A district rich in history, Sherman Hill has evolved dramatically from its beginnings in the early 1870's. An initiative to restore the area and many of the buildings back to their original glory began in the 1970's, and Sherman Hill was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Districts in 1982. 

    Today the restoration continues, as many of the buildings are still being rehabilitated to their original grandeur. Today the restoration continues, as residents rehabilitate homes and build community.

    For inquiries please contact:
    Carrie McCollum