Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - Residents will soon get an opportunity to see what some of the most unique houses or buildings in the area look like from the inside for the holidays.
The Heritage Home Association of Tuscarawas County is hosting the 25th-annual Christmas Tour of Homes from noon to 5 pm this Sunday, December 9th.
Association member Jerry Stoughton says it will be a self-driven tour featuring eight homes and one historic church. (mostly in the twin cities area)
“We try to choose a different area each year so that we’re not going to the same towns all the time. This year, we are concentrating primarily on the Dennison/Uhrichsville area, though we have thrown in also a couple of homes in New Philadelphia and Gnadenhutten,” he says.
Stoughton says they normally get between 400 and 500 people taking the tour each year, and they usually spend 10 to 15 minutes in each home.
“It normally takes close to five hours if you’re going to see all of them,” he says. “You can see as many or as few as you like, but if you’re planning to see all of them, you should probably start around noon because it’s going to take you about five hours to get through everything.”
Stoughton says people can tour the homes in any order they wish.
“We have directions telling people how to get to each of the homes. We recommend a particular path, but they can start in any order that they want,” he says.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at both Geib Funeral Homes, Pam’s Posies or the First National Bank in Downtown Dennison. Tickets will also be on sale at any of the $18 at the homes the day of the tour.