2017 Tazewell Christmas Tour Set for December 3
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm $15 per ticket
LIST OF HOMES, CHURCHES, & BUSINESSES ON THE TOUR
1. Chad & Daphne Murray’s home
109 Tanglewood Drive Tazewell
Built in 1984, it is a charming Tudor-style home was originally built as a model home for the community.
2. Karel Ryan’s home
750 Fincastle Turnpike Tazewell
Charming 1940’s bungalow that is former parsonage and features beautiful original woodwork and a courtyard.
3. John & Susan Reeves’ home
728 Fincastle Turnpike Tazewell
Built in 1885 by Captain Joseph Harrison, this Victorian home features many original fireplaces and unique dual staircases, along with a Christmas tree for each room and greenhouse.
4. Dr. William and Lee Hunter’s home
668 Fincastle Turnpike Tazewell
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.
5. Tazewell County Historical Society
101 Fincastle Turnpike Tazewell
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.
6. Flowers on Main
320 Main Street Tazewell
Howie and Kathy Mitchell’s new location at the Gildersleeve house, an ornamental Victorian, which was also the home of Dr. Mary Elizabeth Johnston.
7. Main Street United Methodist Church
118 Main Street Tazewell
Built in 1913, it began in a building on the west end of town in 1845.
8. Michael & Amanda Hoops home
227 Church Street Tazewell
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.
9. Tazewell Baptist Church
483 Tower Street Tazewell
Church member and master builder, Thomas Hawkins, built the original portion. The church bell was donated by John D. Rockefeller.
10. Between Friends
293 Main Street Tazewell
Vickie Boothe’s festive boutique, with hot cider and a visit with Santa Claus to celebrate their open house (*No ticket is required for this stop)
11. Pisgah & Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Parsonage
616 W Main Street Tazewell
This cozy 1960’s home now serves as a parsonage.
12. North Tazewell United Methodist Church
105 E Riverside Drive N. Tazewell
Established on Whitley Branch in 1867, it moved to the former Lutheran brick building in 1899.
13. Pisgah United Methodist Church
600 Pisgah Rd Tazewell
Founded in 1793, the current building was erected in 1889. This is the first church in Tazewell County.
BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE
Tickets can be pre-purchased at these participating locations:
Bliss on Main
Clinch Mountain Amish Furniture
Crab Orchard Museum
Tazewell County Historical Society
Tickets can be purchased at these locations the day of the tour:
Tazewell County Historical Society (starting at 12:30 pm)
John and Susan Reeves home (Location #3 on the tour – can also accept debit/credit card payments at this location)
Thank you for joining Tazewell County Historical Society’s second annual Christmas Tour and hope you enjoy the many beautiful homes, churches, and businesses that are participating! We are a non-profit 501c3 and use the proceeds from this event to help preserve Tazewell County’s rich heritage. We have many publications for sale in our headquarters, which is featured on the tour.
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.
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.