This May, celebrate National Historic Preservation Month by taking part in NPF’s second annual Vintage Vegas Home Tour. This year’s tour will be held on Sunday, May 8th. Enjoy an afternoon on a self-guided exploration of around a dozen historic homes. From bungalows and cottages to the more adventurously modern designs of the Mid-Century, the tour will be a chance to not only gawk at the exteriors of some of our city’s architectural gems but to step across the threshold and take a look inside.
Our day will begin with check-in and our keynote speaker Pam Kueber of RetroRenovation. She will be at the kick off event to talk about using period fixtures and fittings to restore your home to its days of Atomic Age glory. Finding vintage or modern replacements for older fittings, tile and appliances may at first blush seem daunting, but Pam will tell you about a number of great resources that will help you repair and restore your home in keeping with its Mid-Century design.
After Pam Kueber’s talk, the self-guided tour begins. At check-in everyone will receive a guidebook with a detailed map of the homes on the tour. You will use this guide to choose your own adventure. The homes participating in the tour will be marked as Original, Restored, or Renovated. We encourage you to visit homes from all of those categories—you never know what will inspire you!
In each home on the tour, a docent will greet you there to answer questions about the home and help you in your exploration of the interior. Please remember to bring proof of your participation in the tour, provided at check-in, when visiting one of the featured homes. The 2016 Vintage Vegas Home Tour Guide will have a map indicating where the homes on the tour are located and each participating home will have a yard sign to let you know it is a NPF Home Tour house. The homes on the tour will be open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, with a limit of 15 attendees a time inside a home.
The VIP Martini Home Tour & Reception is back again with even more tickets this year. This guided tour will take 25 lucky guests through an exclusively, rarely seen home. This tour will take place at 5:00 pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Guests taking this tour will be treated to a martini or a non-alcoholic cosmopolitan to enjoy while taking in the sights, out of a commemorative martini glass.
New this year, NPF will provide the option of a full afternoon of limo service for an additional fee to those who are interested in taking the home tour in style.
We are in the process of finalizing the homes that will be included this year. If you are interested in opening up your home or you think there is one that MUST be on the tour, let us know via the survey below!
Otherwise, check your email and our website for tickets to this event. It should not be missed! We look forward to another great year of home tours and enjoying historic Las Vegas with all of you!