​​Save the Date!

Sunday, Sept. 25th, 2016

Preservation Racine will host its 41st Annual Tour of Historic Places on September 25, 2016

 Preservation Racine’s 2016 Tour of Historic Places is featuring sites that are in close proximity to each other.   The concentration of 12 sites in the Southside Historic District will allow many of our guests to park once and comfortably complete the entire tour as a walking tour. For those preferring shorter walking distances there is ample parking available along the tour route. 

The Southside Historic District, just blocks south of Racine’s downtown area, was registered in 1977 with the National Register of Historic Places.  Early leaders, successful industrialist, and professional workers built their homes in this neighborhood that contains a rich variety of architectural styles.  Guests will enjoy visiting the homes and community buildings that are located “Just Around the Corner”.

The goals of our tour are to positively present the community as we:
  • showcase homes/buildings of historic interest
  • educate tour goers of historically relevant information about the community, neighborhoods and residents
  • encourage attendees to consider the work of preserving buildings/homes
Plan now to attend our tour of historic buildings and home in Racine’s Southside Historic District.
Pictures and more information will be posted as available.

​Following are the twelve sites we welcome you to tour.  (Please note that homes featured in this event are private residences and may have stairs that could possibly limit accessibility)

Click each site name to view a picture of the site or download the 2016 Tour Information Pamphlet.
​​Tour locations will be open Sunday, Sept. 25th from 11:30am until 5:30pm

Tickets:    $15.00 Advance Price
                 $18.00 Day of the Tour

On tour day your ticket can be redeemed for a tour booklet with a map displaying all of the sites at any of the following Tour Ticket/Information table locations beginning at 11:00.

Heritage Museum; 701 Main St., Racine, WI 53403
Blake House; 936 Main, Racine, WI 53403
St. Luke’s Historic Library and Chapel; 1328 College, Racine WI 53403

​All sites to be toured are in close proximity to these ticket stations. 
Tickets are non-refundable.  The tour will take place rain or shine.  The tour includes private homes that are not handicapped accessible, anyone with mobility concerns should make personal choices in accordance.  This is our major fundraiser of the year and we hope for a strong attendance.  We ask for your patience if there are lines.

Funds raised on the tour and through this donation drive, support our educational programs and our mission:
“to identify and to actively encourage the preservation of buildings, sites, and districts in the Racine community
that have historical, architectural, or cultural value”.​

To learn more about the Racine, find accommodations, and check out other exciting events happening
Visit:  www.realracine.com and www.racinedowntown.com.

If you have questions please contact us.

help Support the tour

​Your support is valued! Please consider a financial contribution .  

​Contributions received by August 8th, 2016 will be acknowledged in our tour booklet. Thank you in advance for supporting the 41st Annual Tour of Historic Places. Please join the community in attending the tour and celebrating the history of Racine. Visit our website in the coming months for tour information, including the locations of advanced ticket sales.
Please Choose a Donation Level

(Actual dollar amount to be entered upon checkout)
Preservation Racine is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.