37th Annual Historic Elgin House Tour
Saturday September 8th & Sunday September 9th 2018
The Historic Elgin House Tour is an annual event presented by the Gifford Park Association. Now in it's 37th year, the tour has opened the doors to more than 229 homes across Elgin since it's inception. This 2-day open format architectural event allows you to tour the interiors of historic homes normally off-limits to the general public. Experience Elgin's rich heritage of historical architecture, meet your neighbors, and explore Elgin.
Countdown To The Tour
Spring Douglas Historic District
"Douglas Avenue was called “Elgin’s Fashionable Avenue” by a local newspaper in 1884 and it was home to many of the city’s leading citizens."
Homes On The Tour
“We chose to buy a house in Elgin because this house tour showed us what beautiful, unique, and affordable homes are here. Many thanks to the volunteers who put this event on, and the homeowners who open their doors to hundreds of strangers, all in the interest of promoting Elgin as a hidden gem of the Chicago suburbs!”2016 Tour Attendee
“The beauty and craftsmanship of these houses in Elgin are second to none”2017 Tour Attendee
“Saw people touring a house that had previously owned it from 1970s to 1990s. Fun to see them take a stroll down memory lane and hear how they took the house forward and to see how subsequent owners built upon their work. Great community event”2016 Tour Attendee