Home for the Holidays Tour

As a result of health and safety concerns for the community, Historic Elsah Foundation is not holding the Home for the Holidays Tour in 2020.

This year, Historic Elsah Foundation is holding an online auction December 3–5. Learn more here.

The Home for the Holidays House Tour is a critical fundraising activity for Historic Elsah Foundation. Not holding this activity introduces financial challenges to our organization. If you would like to donate to Historic Elsah Foundation to help alleviate these challenges, you may always donate or join as a member.

We are planning to welcome visitors to Elsah in 2021. Details follow.

Saturday, December 4, 2021
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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The Civic Center, 51 Mill Street – (Old School House), will be the site for “WILL CALL” – prepaid ticket pickup starting at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

People love walking around Elsah, feeling the presence of the past. Join us as we open the holiday season by opening our homes.

Historic Elsah Foundation’s annual Home for the Holidays will be held on Saturday afternoon, December 4, 2021, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Your ticket includes a self-guided house tour, musical entertainment at the two churches, and a ride in a horse drawn carriage.

Tour tickets are $15 in advance and $18 on the day of event.  Advance tour tickets via PayPal are available through this website using the online ordering button below.  Advance tickets may also be purchased beginning October 15th by visiting Alton Visitors Center or My Just Desserts in Alton, or Elsah General Store, Green Tree Inn, and Maple Leaf Cottage in Elsah.

Day of event admission
$18 (cash only)
Tickets will be available at the Civic Center starting at 11:30 a.m.

The My Just Desserts will provide a fixed price lunch for $11 at Farley’s Music Hall. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information call 314.308.0931.

The Home for the Holidays House Tour is a program event of Historic Elsah Foundation. The Historic Elsah Foundation, incorporated in 1971 as a non-profit organization, has as its purpose the preservation and enhancement of the historic buildings, houses, architecture, and culture of the Village of Elsah, Illinois, through the encouragement of historical research on the Village and other nearby historic areas. The Historic Elsah Foundation sponsors research projects, educational meetings, house tours and walking tours, and is a co-sponsor of the Village of Elsah Museum.