Historic Springfield Tour of Homes

May 19, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
(904) 353-7727

The walkable tour will begin at Southern Moss Realty at 1501 N. Main Street. Tickets are $15 before May 17 and $20 after, with no charge for children 12 years and under. Tickets can be purchased online at SpringfieldTour.com.

For those who would like an extended tour of Historic Springfield, e2ride Bike Tours will conduct a three-hour guided bike tour showcasing architecture, notable history and places on Saturday, May 19 at 1 p.m. The bike tour is free with purchase of a Tour of Homes ticket and your own bicycle. Contact e2ride for more information or to reserve a bike at 904-945-1571.

Look for new public art throughout the neighborhood, including Sculpture Walk Springfield at Henry J Klutho Park. The park features 10 large-scale sculptures from around the country placed along a new walking trail roughly 1/3-mile long. Parking is available at 250 W. 2nd Street for a self-guided walking tour.

Other public art includes the “Welcome to Springfield” mural at 1st and Main; the crowdfunded “Giraffe” sculpture in Klutho Park (commemorating the original site of the Jacksonville Zoo); and sculptural bicycle racks and entrance signs in several locations. These new works join a significant collection of more historic pieces found in neighborhood parks.

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