Quincy Preserves conducts two annual architectural tours — The Behind Closed Doors Tour and the Spring Homes Tour. In addition to our popular tours, Quincy Preserves also hosts several annual gatherings and events for both members and the public. Our annual membership dinner is the 3rd Tuesday of each March. On the third Thursday of June, we have our annual membership picnic at one of the many historic public parks in Quincy.
Spring Home Tour & Garden Party
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Quincy Preserves cordially invites you to our 2018 spring home tour and garden tour. This year’s spring home tour is a little different from past years and features just one impressive home and garden at 1617 Hampshire Street.
Tour guides will share historical information and point out architectural details about the home. Decorative pots from various nurseries and florists will be on display and available for sale following the tour.
After touring the home, guests are invited to enjoy a backyard garden party featuring entertainment, light hors-d’oeuvres, refreshments, and a cash bar.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $12 and on the day of the tour for $15.
Advance tickets are available at the following locations:
Arts Quincy – 300 Civic Center Plaza
Adam Florist – 522 S. 8th
Emerald City Jewelers – 3236 Broadway
History Museum – 332 Maine
Kirlin’s Hallmark – Mall
Dempsey and Dempsey – 716 Broadway
Java Jive – 211 N. Main Street
Proceeds from the tour provide funding for Quincy Preserves philanthropic activities including scholarships, internships, and its Façade renovation fund for Commercial, Residential, and Non-Profit organizations for historic structures in Quincy.
Behind the Garden Gate Tour
Saturday, June 9, 2018
You are invited to join Quincy Preserves “Behind the Garden Gate” on Saturday, June 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Quincy is well known for its majestic historic homes, which are enhanced and framed by beautiful gardens. Join us behind the gate of eight of these gardens featuring formal, architectural, whimsical and container gardening.
The addresses of this year’s gardens are:
413 Kentucky Rd West
2105 Curved Creek
1900 SE Wilmar Dr
3729 North 36th
Tickets are $12 the day of the tour and may be purchased at any of the tour locations. $10 advance tickets may be purchased online and at select businesses in Quincy closer to the date of the tour.
June 19, 2018
The 2018 Quincy Preserves Membership Picnic will take place on June 19, 2018, at 6:00 pm at the Villa Kathrine. Villa Kathrine board member Paul Brown will give a history of the building which will be open for tours. 2018 scholarships will be awarded and recipients will read their essays. More information coming soon!
Quincy Preserves House Tours
The Quincy Preserves conducts two annual architectural tours. The Behind Closed Doors Tour and the Spring Homes Tour.
The Behind Closed Doors Tour takes place on the third Saturday in October from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Several homes and buildings are selected to be on this tour representing the different architectural styles found in Quincy.
The Spring Homes Tour which coincides with ‘Preservation Month’ will take place the weekend of Quincy’s Annual Dogwood Festival on Saturday, May 5th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Quincy Preserves’ tours create an awareness of how fortunate Quincy is to have these many architectural treasures.