Beginning in 1935, the Women’s Auxiliary of Christ Church provided a direct response to charitable needs in Savannah as a result of the Great Depression. The first Tour featured five homes showcased in one evening and raised $50 for the community. The Tour continued to grow over the decades. In 1976, a partnership was formed between the Women of Christ Church Anglican (founded in 1733 with the founding of Savannah) and the Historic Savannah Foundation, a nationally recognized leader in historic preservation.
In addition to the Tour’s role in promoting Savannah, it also raises money for the support of several charities in Savannah and around the world via Christ Church Anglican and are also disbursed to the many preservation projects of Historic Savannah Foundation and Ardsley Park. Recipients have included Habitat for Humanity, a local food mission serving over 60,000 meals per year, a home for unwed teenage mothers and many more. All proceeds are used to meet charitable needs and to promote local preservation.
The 82nd Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens will be held Thursday March 23, through Sunday, March 26, 2017.
The Tour is presented by the Women of Christ Church Anglican and Historic Savannah Foundation in cooperation with the Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent Garden Club. Join us for this a rare opportunity to appreciate the beautiful architecture, interiors, and gardens of Savannah’s Historic Landmark District and Historic Ardsley Park. Visit private homes not usually open to the public and walk down moss draped, oak-covered streets during colorful springtime in Savannah!