Sunday, November 22, 2009

St. Anne's Hill Tour

"A Dickens of a Christmas in St. Anne’s Hill”

Feature Tours of Historic Dayton Homes

Dayton, Ohio – One of the most popular events of the holiday season, “A Dickens of a Christmas in St. Anne’s Hill” holiday historic home tour,will make its biennial return December 11, 12, and 13, 2009 with guided tours of some of Dayton’s most beautiful historic homes. The tours are led by guides costumed in period dress and feature live entertainment followed by a visit to the beautiful homes in the historic St. Anne’s Hill neighborhood, each decorated for the season.

The tours will conclude with a delicious old-fashioned dessert and a visit to the gift shop.Tours begin every half hour, starting from 4:30-8:00 p.m. on
Friday,December 11th; 1:30-8:00 p.m. on
Saturday, December 12th; and 1:30-6:00p.m. on Sunday, December 13th.
Tours last approximately two to three hours, including entertainment, home tours, and dessert.

Tickets this year are $18 each, and may now be ordered online at

Due to the popularity of the event, the schedule of tours sells out quickly and advance tickets are required.The 2009 tour will begin at the High Street Gallery, located at 48 High Street. The tour will conclude with a tour of the popular Bossler Mansion, a landmark structure built in 1869. This magnificent home is considered Dayton’s best example of Second Empire architecture. Guests can snack on a classic dessert, browse Victoria’s Parlor Gift Shoppe, walk by the newly renovated Stivers School for the Arts, and enjoy a view of Downtown Dayton.

About St. Anne's Hill
“A Dickens of a Christmas In St. Anne’s Hill” is the Miami Valley’s oldest continuously running historic home tour, having debuted in 1983. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the St. Anne’s Hill Neighborhood Association,and are used to maintain the neighborhood’s historic character.
The St. Anne's Hill Historic Society is celebrating their 35th Anniversary, commemorating the evolution of the neighborhood since it became a registered historic district in 1974. The St. Anne's Hill Historic District neighborhood relies on the efforts of the volunteers in St. Anne's Hill Historic Society, its residents and the community to insure its continued success and growth.The neighborhood of St. Anne's Hill is a historic community within the City of Dayton, located one mile east of the downtown area just beyond the Oregon District. The area was part of the original out-lots of the City of Dayton, which were plotted in 1815 by Daniel C. Cooper, an early settler of the City. Although not settled for several decades, by the1830's the first documented use of the name "St. Anne's Hill" for the area is found in newspaper advertisements promoting the sale of nursery stock from a greenhouse in the area.

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