4th Annual History & Southern Charm Tour

Seven Beautiful Homes, Seven Astounding Stories

Acworth, GA (September 19, 2018) – Join us on this tour of Acworth’s most beautiful homes, all representative of our history! Starting at the McEver house, pick up your map and and tour these homes in whatever order you choose. Water will be provided and three homes will have wine & cheese.

The 4th Annual Tour is on October 21, 2018 from 2pm until 6pm. This is a self paced walking tour, though there are areas to park if you wish to drive, and shuttles between the longer distances. You will need to begin no later than 4pm to ensure enough time to complete the tour.

This tour started partly as a fundraiser and partly to help showcase the beautiful homes in Acworth. It quickly grew and by the 3rd year we exceeded our expectations and it took a life of its own. Now it’s a self paced tour, making it easier for visitors to complete at their convenience. This year we are coordinating with a local historic group to have docents with either a family tie to the home or know about the home from their childhood, which should make for a more quaint experience.

We owe so much to Abbie Parks, local historian, for her guidance and wealth of information getting this tour started, as well as so selflessly allowing the use of her home each year!

Homes on the 2018 tour:

  1. McEver House c. 1840 (Ticket pick up & purchase)
  2. James W. McMillan House c. 1879
  3. Guess House c. 1909
  4. Honeymoon House c. 1907
  5. Sprayberry House c. 1943
  6. Edward W. Lemon c. 1900 (Sponsored by Anchor Realty)
  7. Burtz House c. 1880

The tour ends near Center Street Tavern, another historic site, which has offered a $5 coupon off of $25 on each ticket.

Tickets are on sale now:

-$25 through Saturday, October 13, where they will also be on sale at our booth at Taste of Acworth
-$30 from Sunday, October 14 through Saturday October 20
-$35 on the day of the tour

You can purchase HERE or by cash/check/credit card in the office from 9-3.

Presenting Sponsors: Anchor Realty Partners and Center Street Tavern

Interested in sponsoring a home? Or being a Wine & Cheese Sponsor?
Call or Text 404-428-8960 or email acworth.charm@brookwoodchristian.com

For more information on the houses, click HERE this site will be updated regularly.

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About Brookwood Christian School

Brookwood Christian School is a private, non-profit, non-denominational Christian school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs: individual or multiple learning disorders such dyslexia, reading & language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, neurological disorders, and other specific learning disabilities. Most of our operating budget comes from tuition payments augmented by the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB-10) program and the Georgia Tax Credit Scholarship (APOGEE). Eighty-six percent of our students receive some sort of financial assistance. Fundraisers like this help keep our operating costs and tuition low.


Media Contacts:

Tammy Urban
Director of Development
Brookwood Christian School
first.last@brookwoodchristian.com
678-401-5855

Julie Burnette
Dean of Students
Brookwood Christian School
678-401-5855
office@brookwoodchristian.com


Thank you for a Wonderful Tour!

We would like to thank everyone for making this year’s tour a wonderful success. We had 93 guests touring the homes, more than twice the previous two years COMBINED! 

Thank you all SO much for your support. We also extend a big thank you to all the homeowners & Center Street Tavern, without their gracious generosity, this tour would not be possible.

If you would still like to purchase any of the art we had for sale, you can contact us via social media or contact the school (678) 401-5855, call or text.

If you are a homeowner and did not receive a complimentary copy of the “Doors of Acworth” print, and would like one, just let us know.

Again, thank you, and we look forward to another wonderful tour next year and also our Acworth Preservation Bike Ride in May!

Doors of Acworth” ~ 12 x 18 photo print – $15
Main Street” ~ 11 x 14 Giclée Print by local artist Valerie Gaudemer-Maker –  $30
The Little Red Schoolhouse” ~ 11 x 14 Giclée Print by local artist Valerie Gaudemer-Maker –  $30
Acworth Landmarks” ~ 8 x 8 canvas collage print by North Cobb High School Students – $35
Scenes Around Acworth” ~ 24 x 30 canvas collage print by Brookwood Christian Students – $250

Buy your tickets!

Less than a week until the History & Southern Charm Tour!  If you have not already purchased your tickets, you can do so here.

Click HERE for more details about the houses.

You can pick your tickets up in the office M-F between the hours of 9-3, or on the day of the tour at the first stop (see Map).  You can also purchase tickets in the office or at the tour.

3rd Annual History & Southern Charm Tour

This year’s tour is Sunday, October 29 and it is the biggest one ever, sponsored by Anchor Realty!

It will start at 2PM with a Wine & Cheese reception and tour of the J.L McMillan(Parks) house, and then take a casual stroll to the following houses for an inside tour: Continue reading “3rd Annual History & Southern Charm Tour”

2nd Annual History & Southern Charm Tour

October 23, 2016

Thank you so much to the following for opening their homes to us to make this fundraising history tour possible, we raised $1303!

Abbie Parks – The McMillan Parks House
Malinda Howe – The Louden Howe House
Jill Dunlop – The Honeymoon House
Nicole Fletcher – The Fletcher House

Pictures of Homes on Tour

J.L. McMillan-Parks


And also to
:

Leela Waller – Bethel A.M.E Church
Acworth Parks & Recreation – Rosenwald School

We would also like to thank the following for their donations and generosity in making the auction possible:

Buddy McLaughlin Aviation, LLC
Chick-Fil-A
Holiday Harbor Marina & Resort
Jim Owen’s Pool
Lake City Animal Hospital
Pearl’s Spa & Boutique
Serendipity Salon

Marlene Dickinson
Debbie Pike
Carter Smith