Annual Holiday Homes Tour returns

The Matheson History Museum's annual Holiday Homes Tour will feature the 1867 Matheson House.
The Matheson History Museum's annual Holiday Homes Tour will feature the 1867 Matheson House. (Courtesy of Cool Blue Photography)

The annual Holiday Homes Tour returns on Saturday. 

This year features new destinations on the walking tour, which allows visitors to choose specific tour times and have an expedited check-in process. 

Guests will tour six historic homes and buildings in downtown Gainesville decorated for the holidays, ranging from 1867 to the 1930s.

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The total tour length will be 90 minutes. 

A new group will depart every 15 minutes from the Matheson History Museum and return to the museum at the end of the tour.  

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on Simple Tix

The proceeds will benefit the Matheson History Museum. Guests will enjoy their holiday adventure in small groups led by guides.

Refreshments will be provided at the Matheson.

Parking is available at the Matheson, next door at the law offices of Folds & Walker, and the Alachua County Public Schools District Offices.

Tour Route:

  • 513 E. University Avenue – Matheson History Museum
  • 528 SE 1st Avenue – Matheson House/Tison Tool Barn
  • 603 E. University Avenue – Colson Miller House (Mode Salon)
  • 607 E. University Avenue – Cushman-Colson House (Sweetwater Branch Inn)
  • 15 SE 7th Street – Medlin-Vipperman House (MB Listings, Inc.)
  • 513 E. University Avenue – Matheson History Museum
The Cushman-Colson House will be on the Matheson History Museum’s annual Holiday Homes Tour.
Courtesy of Sweetwater Branch Inn The Cushman-Colson House will be on the Matheson History Museum’s annual Holiday Homes Tour.

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