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Hearth & Tinsel Home Tour In Historic Palestine

Hearth & Tinsel Home Tour In Historic Palestine

Steamboat HousePALESTINE- Historic Palestine is home to some of the oldest architecture in the state, second only to Galveston. The historic home district boasts of beautiful Victorian and Colonial homes of a bygone era. The giant, wooden castles of Palestine will amaze you, and their owners’ efforts to restore and revitalize some of the oldest history in Texas is sure to impress. Step back in time this holiday season, as heritage tourism will be in full swing in Palestine as residents open their historic homes to tourists on December 7.

This year, the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce has arranged a tour including five historic homes. There are 5 homes on the Tour this Year include:

220 W. Reagan St.

212 W. Reagan St.

616 S. Sycamore St.

412 S. Royall St.

511 S. Royall St.

To add to the holiday magic, a trolley will pick up ticket holders and shuttle them house to house through the beautiful historic neighborhoods. The trolley will depart at 2:45p.m. just behind the Chamber of Commerce at the corner of Queen Street and W. Oak Street. There is no additional charge for the trolley ride.

The Hearth & Tinsel Home Tour is a great opportunity to stroll through history in Palestine. Palestine is designated as a Texas Main Street and is home to over 1,800 historic sites; including churches, buildings, houses, monuments, cemeteries and museums.

Tickets for the Tour of Homes are $20 and may be purchased at the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce, Monday through Friday, 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m., or by calling (903) 729-6066.  There are a limited number of tickets so call and reserve your tickets today.  All tickets are prepaid and cannot be purchased at the homes.  Tickets may be available for purchase downtown at Frost Fest on Saturday, from 10:00am – 3:00pm if not sold out by that time.

For more information contact the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce at (903) 729-6066 or





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