The Jerome Chamber of Commerce is preparing its yearly exploration of the back streets of this historic mining town with the 53rd Annual Home and Building Tour. Save the dates of May 19-20, 2018 for a look at some never before shown gems in the mile-high town. A special treat will be the first look at Jerome legend Katie Lee’s home. Katie Lee was a conservationist and activist who dedicated her long life to restoring the wild waters of the Colorado River. She wrote books and songs and is the subject of many documentaries.
We will be visiting a home on East Avenue that was once Arizona’s longest running B&B known as The Cottage Inn. New owners have brought their own personalities to this historic property. A part of the home will be featured on the DIY Channel Boomtown Builders starring Jerome’s own Tim McClellan. No photos here as the reveal for the episode will not be until August!
The Anderson Home on Main Street, now owned by Glendale residents, has been lovingly restored to truly capture the feel of the early 20th century and is filled with antiques and artifacts from Jerome as well as family finds. The view from the deck is superb and sure to be a spot for guests to soak up the Jerome vibe. Three other properties will fill the program with interesting stories and lovingly renovated spaces.
The 53rd Annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour takes place May 19-20, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in Jerome, Arizona. Last ticket accepted at 3 p.m. Tour takes approximately 2-4 hours.
If you go…
Saturday, May 19-20, 2018.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shuttle bus will run from the 300 level parking lot.
$25 Adult, $10 Kids
There will be plenty of parking out at the 300 level (past the fire station on Perkinsville Road) where a bus will pick you up to bring you to town for your tickets.
The Tour starts with ticket sales at the original JC Penney on Hull Avenue. Adults will pay $25 and $10 for kids. Free for children under 3. There will be lots of steps so wear comfortable shoes and prepare for an adventure. First Tour starts at 9am and the last tickets of the day are sold at 3pm. Leave yourself two to four hours for this event. Participants will take a van ride to most locations with a few within walking distance of each other. The Tour is not handicap accessible.
For official information, see the Jerome Chamber of Commerce Home Tour page.