We are in need of some additional homes to feature on our home tours for February and March 2023, won't you please support our event and share your architectural gem with visitors from all over?
For over six decades, Old Island Restoration Foundation has preserved and promoted Key West history and culture. One of its main yearly events is the Home Tours. OIRF’s mission of preserving our historic structures and efforts to enlighten and entertain the public about the City’s cultural legacy predates what we know today as the “Historic District”. Our visitors come to learn about the quality and variety of Key West’s historic structures numbering approximately 3,000, the largest of its type in the U.S.
The Old Island Restoration Foundation (OIRF) is preparing for the 2022-2023 Key West Home Tours, and we would like to invite you to participate. This will be the sixty-third year of the tour which runs one weekend a month between December 2022 and March 2023. The objective of the tour is to promote OIRF’s mission of “celebrating and sustaining Key West’s unique architecture, culture, and history.”
Homes on the tour are both large and small and are chosen to be inclusive of a range of sizes and styles that reflect the character of our city. Requirements for participation include the following:
We understand deciding to include your home on the tour is a big decision. To accept this invitation or for more information you can contact a member of OIRF at 305-294-9501, send mail to email@example.com, or visit the Oldest House Museum at 322 Duval St.
The profits from the tours are used to not only maintain and improve the Oldest House Museum and Tom Majors Garden at 322 Duval Street but proceeds are also given as grants to assist in preserving other historic buildings in the Historic District. This year the foundation was able to install a state of the art fire suppression system, completely renovate the garden at the Oldest House Museum, provide scholarship funds to the Bahamas Village music program and a donation was made to the restoration efforts at the Hellings Mansion home to the Key West Women’s Guild.
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