A spectacular Autumn Tour of Homes: Central Park Neighborhood, offered by Explore Buffalo, will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.
Central Park is among Buffalo’s most desirable neighborhoods, with its tree-lined streets featuring spectacular homes in a wide range of architectural styles. Located between Hertel Avenue and the Parkside neighborhood, the Central Park neighborhood was planned by Lewis Bennett beginning in 1889, and has long been home to many of the city’s business and civic leaders, including the Kittingers, Oisheis and Barcalos.
Join Explore Buffalo to tour the interiors of approximately 10 of these beautiful homes on Depew, Morris and Woodbridge avenues. This is a self-guided tour with docents inside each home, so participants can visit the homes in any order and at any pace. At a leisurely pace, the tour will take approximately 2.5 hours to visit all of the homes.
A souvenir tour booklet is your ticket for entrance to each home. The booklet will include a listing and map of the homes that will be open for the tour; this information will not be available to the public prior to the event.
A limited number of VIP tickets are also available and feature a reception in a spectacular Central Park home that is not included in the regular tour admission. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from 5 to 6 p.m. inside this home before touring the other homes. A former Junior League Decorators Show House, this home has been extensively renovated and is a show-stopper both inside and out, and access to this home is only available with the purchase of a VIP ticket! The home’s address will be provided to VIP Ticket holders the week prior to the tour.
Tour tickets may be picked up at Central Park Methodist Church, 216 Beard Ave., Buffalo, and the cost is $30 for general admission and $25 for Explorer Pass holders. Tickets will increase to $35 beginning Sept. 19. VIP tickets are priced at $65, or $60 for Explorer Pass holders. VIP tickets can be picked up on the day of the tour beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Central Park Methodist Church.
Early ticket pickup will be available from 5 to 7 p.m.Sept. 20-22 at First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
No interior photography is permitted during the tour, which is held rain or shine. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Shoe covers are provided and will be required inside some homes. This tour is presented with the generous support of Erika Brason, Brason Consulting/Stylist, and Worth New York.
Please visit Explore Buffalo’s website – www.explorebuffalo.org – for more information.