Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour
Experience a By-Gone Era
The 2016 Tour will be held Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th. If you would like to be notified when next year’s tickets go on sale as well other other upcoming events sponsored by Allegheny West, including our summer garden tour, A Tour & Tasting in Old Allegheny, please sign up for our mailing list here.
Our tour features six (6) restored Victorian homes plus the historic Calvary United Methodist Church, famous for its beautiful Louis Tiffany stained glass windows, all decorated to celebrate a Nineteenth Century Christmas.
Come early! Calvary Church hosts a Christmas Shop showcasing some of the best local artisans and antiques of the season. They’ll be happy to hold your purchases while you tour.
These personally guided tours afford a rare opportunity to glimpse a by-gone era and experience the warmth of the season in a truly old-fashioned style. Most homes in Allegheny West are over 100 years old and Victorian in architectural style. Lavishly decorated for the holidays, they recall the late 19th Century birth of the traditional American Christmas: elaborately decorated mantels, towering Christmas trees and pine, holly and mistletoe on stairs and chandeliers.
Tour guides will explain Victorian holiday traditions, provide the history of Allegheny West and its famous Nineteenth Century residents and discuss the individual homes as they are visited.
At the end of your tour, you can visit one of the world’s largest toy train museums – a private collection of hundreds of colorful train sets from the early 20th century; many of them rolling through enchanting miniature villages. There is an additional charge for the train museum.
Returning this year, we have the DVD – Tinplate Legends in Action 3, a virtual tour of the train museum – available for purchase.
In The Press
“Denny meets Danish modern: Graphic designers work wonders inside North Side row house”
“Allegheny West home decorated in toned-down, natural manner for annual tour”