Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the Home Tour. If you need more specific information check our Bisbee Home Tour Facebook page.
Q. What are the dates of the 35th Annual Home Tour?
A. Homes will be open to the public on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Q. Where can I buy tickets for the Bisbee Home Tour and how much do they cost?
A. Tickets will be available after October 15 at Finders Keepers, 81 Main Street, Bisbee and at Bisbee On Consignment, located on the Traffic Circle or at Turquoise Valley Country Club,1794 W Newell St. in Naco on the day of the tour. New this year – tickets are available on line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bisbee-home-tour-2017-tickets-39042760949 Tickets are $15 for adults and free to children under 12. You can pay at the Country Club with MasterCard, Visa, cash or check. Tickets are valid for both days.
Q. How many homes are on the Tour this year?
A. There are nine homes on this year’s Tour, ranging from rammed earth and straw bale houses to a Christmas house and an historic Territorial home. Your ticket will have a map showing directions to all homes and buildings, which are located in areas of Bisbee you’ve possibly never seen before!
Q. Who sponsors the Bisbee Home Tour?
A. The Bisbee Home Tour is sponsored by The Bisbee Woman’s Club. Organized in 1900, the Club is housed in an historic building at the corner of Ledge and Cross Avenues in Old Bisbee. The Woman’s Club building is in the National Register of Historic Places. The mission of the Woman’s Club is to encourage women to further their education, improve their skills, expand their rights, and to apply abilities and special sensitivities to our community’s problems. For that reason, the Club sponsors the Home Tour as their largest fundraiser of the year. With the profit, they provide donations to local non-profits like the Copper Queen Library, provide scholarships for Bisbee High School senior girls and support various art, education and social services non-profits.
Q. Are there other events associated with the Home Tour?
A. Yes! The 16th Annual Art Chair Auction, entitled “Art Chairs and More” will be held at the Turquoise Valley Country Club,1794 W Newell Street in Naco from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days of the Home Tour. There will be much more than chairs at the Chair Auction this year – tables, mirrors and other decor items for the home will be included. Admission is free, but once you see the amazing creations of our artists, you’ll surely want to place a bid! There is a special reception with the artists on Saturday from 4:00-5:00, with bidding ending at 5:00 sharp – and we accept MasterCard and Visa at the event. For photos of last year’s creations and more information, see the Art Chair Auction section of this website.
Q. Will there be parking available for the Home Tour?
A. Yes – your ticket to the Tour will include a map that shows where there is available parking. There is a lot of parking available in these areas, which are a bit flatter than the hills of Old Bisbee. If you wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing, walking in all locations will be a breeze.
Q. Are there restaurants located near the tour?
A. There are many fine restaurants around Bisbee, Warren and San Jose to offer you lunch and dinner options. For more complete restaurant information, go to www.discoverbisbee.com
Q. Can I bring my dog along on the tour?
A. Your dog is welcome as long as he/she doesn’t come inside the homes. Our homeowners are justifiably proud of their lovely interiors, and although many of them are dog lovers, they would prefer human visitors only on Tour day. Some previous visitors have worked in teams so that someone can stay outside with the dog while the others view the home interiors.