Sunday, May 19, 2024
12 to 5 p.m.

Home Tour 2024

BAPA’s Beverly/Morgan Park Home Tour returns Sunday, May 19, with five fabulous private residences and a local institution giving visitors an inside look at some of our community’s most beautiful structures.

Among the highlights this year, you’ll explore the unique ways local homeowners have:

  • preserved their elegant historic homes;
  • blended unique original architectural elements with contemporary kitchen and bath updates; 
  • and transformed modest footprint with efficient and appealing additions.

Visitors will enjoy Home Tour hospitality at each stop, with tastings from local eateries and brewpubs, decorating tips, neighborhood history, and more.

Honoring both the past and the present, Smith Village will be the starting point for this year’s tour. The vibrant senior living community is celebrating its 100th anniversary, looking back at its beginnings in 1924, first as Oakhaven Old People’s Home and later as the Washington and Jane Smith Home.

In 2005, the historic five-acre site was redeveloped and renamed Smith Village. Two years later, residents moved into the continuing care community’s beautiful independent living apartments. Among the many amenities at Smith Village is the popular Oak Room Pub.

Home Tour locations are open from 12 to 5 p.m. All tours are self-guided and must begin at Smith Village by 3 p.m.

Get Tickets

Home Tour tickets are available online at bapa.org/home-tour for $30 in advance or $35 at the door for BAPA members, or $35 in advance or $40 at the door for non-members.

Volunteer for Home Tour

BAPA is seeking volunteers to assist inside the Home Tour homes, directing visitors, answering questions, serving food and beverage tastings, and generally sharing neighborhood hospitality with everyone they meet. Volunteer shifts are two hours and 45 minutes, and volunteers get free admission to the tour on their off-shift.

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

As a community based not for profit organization, BAPA depends on the generosity of our sponsors to present all of our special events. Please thank and support our Home Tour sponsors!

About the Home Tour

For more than 40 years, BAPA’s Beverly/Morgan Park Home Tour has been opening the doors to some of the neighborhood’s most remarkable private residences. 

Home Tour locations are open from 12 to 5 p.m. All tours are self-guided and must begin by 3 p.m. Booties and booklets are required at each stop.

The tour takes at least 2.5 hours to complete. Please note that trolley service is no longer available.

Want to be a part of the 2024 Home Tour? 

The Beverly Area Planning Association relies on the generosity of our neighbors to help make our events the the annual traditions they’ve become, and you can help us make that a reality! Call 773-233-3100, or send an email below to volunteer as a Home Tour host.