Quincy Preserves conducts two annual architectural tours — The Behind Closed Doors Tour and the Spring Homes Tour and now NEW Walking Tours. In addition to our popular tours, Quincy Preserves also hosts several annual gatherings and events for both members and the public.
Downtown National Historic District Walking Tour
Saturday, June 13th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
This new event will focus on the banking and retail center of Quincy history. Patrons will be given a look at the evolution of Quincy’s Architectural Behemoths and special information about the unique details of these spectacular facades. It will be a completely exterior guided tour with multiple stops to hear about the past lives of downtown structures. This NEW! Historic District Walking Tour will be the first in a series of a get outdoors and learn more about Quincy architecture. The funds raised by Quincy Preserves Tours go back into the community by helping to finance façade restorations through loans and grants. This Walking Tour will be conducted in small groups with social distancing considerations. Tickets will be limited, and because of the group sizes, purchases should be combined when possible for patrons wishing to be in the same group.
Tickets will be sold in advance only with specific instructions on where to meet and begin the tour.
Our Tours help support and bolster Quincy’s unique catalog of great architecture through donations, scholarships, commercial and residential façade programs.
Quincy Preserves Annual Membership Picnic
The Annual Membership Picnic takes place in June. The evening includes our scholarship presentation and volunteer appreciation party. The Picnic was originally planned for June 13th but due to the Covid-19 restrictions it has been postponed until September 12th
The mission of Quincy Preserves, Inc., is to foster awareness of and to promote appreciation of the historic architecture of Quincy, Illinois, and Adams County and to encourage active membership involvement in the recognizing, protecting, maintaining, and displaying of these structures.
Quincy Preserves House Tours
The Quincy Preserves conducts two annual architectural tours. The Behind Closed Doors Fall 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 to Summer Home and Garden Tour takes place in June.
Quincy Preserves’ tours create an awareness of how fortunate Quincy is to have these many architectural treasures.
2017 Behind the Garden Gate