Save September 18 for Biannual Swarthmore House Tour

One of the seven houses on the tour, 502 Walnut Lane, as sketched by Swarthmorean Bill Menke.

One of the seven houses on the tour, 502 Walnut Lane, as sketched by Swarthmorean Bill Menke.

It’s been a long two years for curious and historically inclined Swarthmoreans, but the blessed day is at hand.

On Sunday, September 18, the Swarthmore Historical Society’s biannual house tour will afford visitors a chance to check out seven fine old homes and one tiny new one.

Themed “Made in Swarthmore,” the tour includes homes of varying styles and periods, all closely proximate within the borough. A bonus is the recently constructed “tiny house” that represents a different style of living.

The houses will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Historical Society, which benefits from ticket sales in its major fundraiser, suggests brunching at a Swarthmore restaurant, then embarking on the tour.

Tickets are available in advance for $15 in Swarthmore businesses including HOM, Paulson & Co., Swarthmore Flowers & Gifts, War3house3, Kandy Kids, and the Swarthmore Farmers Market.

On the day of the tour, $20 tickets will be on sale at 130 Harvard Avenue. For more information, visit swarthmorehistoricalsociety.org.

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