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$15 for Entry for Two to the 53rd Annual Haus und Garten Tour: Character Lives On ($30 Value)
The German Village Society's 53rd Annual Haus und Garten Tour will be held on Sunday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the historic German Village in Columbus. All of the day's proceeds will go to support the historic-preservation, civic, and educational programs of the German Village Society.
German Village Society
As the oldest historic tour on the national register, the German Village Society's Annual Haus und Garten Tour sends feet pattering across 233 acres of historic landmarks, enchanting gardens, and award-winning restorations. A year ago, the daylong celebration drew a total of more than 6,000 visitors, and this year, an even larger crowd is expected to be on hand to ogle and coax autographs from the 13 homes and gardens scheduled for display.
Tour-takers can meander along the route at their own pace, stopping to explore the shops and eateries in the marketplatz or to peek into classic abodes, which homeowners have transformed into chic, opulent spaces ideal for modern living or showcasing the latest trends in wool socks for coffee tables. In addition to the lineup of architectural stars, the tour will also be stocked with various live performances, including a rendition of The Scarlet Pimpernel in Schiller Park at 2 p.m.