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Graphic for Preservation Greensboro's Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens in Sunset Hills, Greensboro, NC, taking place on May 18th and 19th, in the style of The Scout Guide.

Preservation Greensboro’s Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens

May 18 - May 19

Preservation Greensboro’s Fourteenth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will celebrate Sunset Hills in its centennial year by opening vintage homes throughout the neighborhood during May, National Historic Preservation Month.

Our event is Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, 2024. Tour magazines with maps and house history will be available as part of the ticket price.

Sunset Hills was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013, and today, it remains the largest such district in Guilford County. The in-person tour will highlight the architecture and charms of this neighborhood by opening historic houses that are rarely accessible to the public.

  • $25-PGI Member Ticket- We are a membership-based organization. This ticket is for those who are a member of PGI.
  • $30-PGI Non-Member Ticket- This is for those who are not and who do not wish to be members of PGI.
  • $125-Patron Pass- This ticket gets you a tour ticket and into the Tour Gala. The Gala is a special cocktail event to showcase a unique private home in the neighborhood and to network with the Tour sponsors. This year’s gala will be held in the private home lovingly called Edgewood.
  • $35-Day of- If you would like to purchase a ticket during the event you can! Tickets will be sold at Tour Headquarters, which is stationed at 1903 Madison Ave.
  • Tickets are good for both days
  • The event is held rain or shine
  • No Refunds available
  • Tickets are WILL CALL-Prior to the day of; please pick them up at Blandwood starting May 1st. During the event, will call is located at 1903 Madison Ave.
  • Blandwood is located at 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401


  • Tickets: A ticket allows one visit to each tour site and may be used Saturday and Sunday. Everyone entering the home must hold a ticket, including children. Tickets are not refundable.
  • Children: All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. When touring the homes, strollers and backpacks must be left outside, and small children (3 and under) should be carried.
  • Shoes: Please wear comfortable, soft, and low-heeled shoes. High heels cannot be worn in private homes to protect the floors. ALL homes require booties this year, which will be provided at each home.
  • Homes: Please respect the homeowners and do not touch their belongings or open closed doors. NO outside food or drinks are allowed in the homes.
  • Photography: Interior photographs, digital images, cell phone images, and video cameras are not permitted in private homes. You are allowed a sketchbook for notes and drawings.
  • Dress: Our event is held rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.
  • Pets: Please leave your pets at home. Pets of all leg counts are not allowed inside.
  • Handicapped Accessibility: These are privately owned homes and are not handicapped accessible.


Docents are how we are able to pull this event off each year! Docents are strategically placed throughout each house. They are to guide foot traffic and keep the house safe. Docents are done in short shifts each day so you have the ability to see the tour yourself.

Saturday shifts are

10:30-2 and 1:30-4.

Sunday shifts are

12:30-3 and 2:30-5.

There is a 30-minute arrival window at the beginning of each shift.

We need over 100 volunteers! This is a great team-building opportunity for companies or your friend group!

Perk: Free tour ticket and a volunteer thank you party after the tour!