Friday, October 10, 2008

St. Vincent's Annual Historic Tour of Homes and Tea on October 18

St. Joseph’s/Candler presents the St. Vincent’s Academy Annual Historic Tour of Homes and Tea. The tour will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This popular self-guided tour is of the original 1845 Convent building and eight private homes in Savannah’s Historic District.

St. Vincent’s has enjoyed an enduring relationship with St. Joseph’s since 1875, when the Sisters of Mercy established St. Joseph’s Hospital in downtown Savannah. Proceeds from the Tour & Tea benefit the preservation and restoration of the historic Convent.

This year’s tour of homes promises to take visitors for a fascinating look inside historical residences in Savannah’s beautiful landmark Historic District. Some of the homes reflect their 19th century origin in architectural style, interiors and furnishings, while others offer an exciting contemporary approach to downtown living. Onsite docents will provide history of the sites and will be available for directions and questions.

The centerpiece of Savannah's only fall tour of homes is the elegant tea which will be served on the grounds of the St. Vincent’s Convent. Academy students will serve a delicate repast of tea, homemade confections and traditional tea sandwiches.

Come see for yourself why native Savannahians and out-of-towners alike say this annual fall event is “the best tour in Savannah.”

The tour hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 18. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.svatourofhomes.com, call or 912.819.7780.

Tickets will also be available on event day at the tour ticket office (Walsh Hall at St. Vincent’s, located at the corner of Lincoln and Harris Streets in downtown Savannah) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted.

Tickets are $40 per person (includes Tea at the Convent) plus handling charge for online and phone orders. Buy your tickets early and save $5. Tickets purchased by October 8 are just $35.
For more information, please contact Melissa Yao at 912.644.6431 or myao@savannahvisit.com.

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