2017 Tazewell Christmas Tour Set for December 3
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LIST OF HOMES, CHURCHES, & BUSINESSES ON THE TOUR
- 1. Chad & Daphne Murray’s home – Tanglewood Drive. Built in 1984, it is a charming Tudor-style home.
- Tazewell County Historical Society – Corner of Main Street and Fincastle Turnpike. Known as the Greever house, which was built in 1896. Now serves as the TCHS headquarters. Browse our collection of books for sale and enjoy cider and cookies.
- Flowers on Main – Corner of Main Street and Fincastle Turnpike. Howie and Kathy Mitchell’s new location at the Gildersleeve house, an ornamental Victorian, which was also the home of Dr. Mary Elizabeth Johnston.
- Main Street United Methodist Church – Main Street. Built in 1913, it began in a building on the west end of town in 1845.
- Michael & Amanda Hoops home – Church Street. Georgian-style home built in the 1920s. One of the C.R. Brown trio of homes, whose wife was the daughter of a coal baron. Built for their daughter, who married State Highway Commissioner, Sam D. May, Jr.
- Tazewell Baptist Church – Corner of Church Street and Tower Street. Corner of Church Street and Tower Street. Church member and master builder, Thomas Hawkins, built the original portion. The church bell was donated by John D. Rockefeller.
- Between Friends – Main Street. Vickie Boothe’s festive boutique, featuring hot cider and a visit with Santa Claus! (No ticket is required for this stop as Between Friends is celebrating with an Open House).
- Tazewell Christian Church – Corner of Pine Street and Lyons Avenue. Built in 1898 by George W. Gillespie, who was also an organizing member.
- Tazewell Christian Church Education & Outreach Center – next door to the church. Built in 1890, it is a newly renovated two-story Folk Victorian.
- William and Lee Hunter’s home – Fincastle Turnpike. Built by George & Nancy Peery in 1917 and known as “Maple Hill”, this stately home is a former residence of George C. Peery, who served as Virginia’s Governor from 1934-1938.
- John & Susan Reeves’ home – Fincastle Turnpike. Built in 1885 by Captain Joseph Harrison, this Victorian home features many original fireplaces and unique dual staircases, along with a themed Christmas tree for each room and greenhouse.
- Karel Ryan’s home – Fincastle Turnpike. Charming 1940’s bungalow that is former parsonage and features beautiful original woodwork and a courtyard.
- Pisgah & Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Parsonage – West Main Street. This cozy 1960’s home now serves as a parsonage.
- 14. North Tazewell United Methodist Church – Riverside Drive. Established on Whitley Branch in 1867, it moved to the former Lutheran brick building in 1899.
- Pisgah United Methodist Church – 600 Pisgah Road, founded in 1793, the current building was erected in 1889. This is the first church in Tazewell County.
This is a self-guided driving tour. You may start at any location and visit in any order. We have tried to group our locations to help minimize the driving needed, giving you more time to enjoy each one. There are many locations grouped in the Main Street vicinity, so hopefully you can park and then walk short distances to each. We also have three homes on Fincastle Turnpike that allow you to park once and walk door-to-door for the Hunters’, Reeves’, and Ryan stops.
We hope that you enjoy our tour! Please mark your calendars for the first Sunday in December to join us again in 2018. We also invite you to become members of Tazewell County Historical Society. Pickup more information when you visit us on the tour.
Many of the addresses have recently changed in Tazewell. Your GPS may not accurately reflect the addresses stated. Each home will have a lawn sign to help in locating each stop. If you still have difficulty finding a location, please don’t hesitate to call the TCHS office at (276)979-4192.
If you have a smart phone, download the Pocket Sights app and search for 2017 Tazewell, Virginia Christmas Tour (will be available by Nov. 29th). The app features driving instructions, historical info, and photos of each tour location. You can also visit our website at www.tazewellhistory.org for information.
Event is held rain or shine, tickets are non-refundable. No indoor photography without the homeowner’s permission. Exterior is permitted.
In participating on this tour, you are acknowledging that the Tazewell County Historical Society, along with all participating locations, are not responsible for any injuries or damages that may occur. Please be careful of slippery walkways and floors, especially if the weather is wintry.