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Martinez Historic Home Tour

The Tour includes 7 private homes (1914 to 1949), a wildlife sanctuary, the Junior High School (1931), old cars, exhibits, musicians & more.

In nearby Martinez, the Martinez Historical Society will host its 10th annual Historic Home Tour on Saturday, October 8th. The Tour will enable you to walk through 7 very interesting private homes – an opportunity that you may never have again. There will also be a wildlife garden on the tour this year in which rescued animals reside until rehabilitated. In addition, the Tour will include a public building: the Martinez Junior High School, a 1931 Spanish Revival building that won a statewide award for its design. You'll also have the option of seeing the new exhibits in the just-renovated Martinez Museum before it reopens to the general public a week later. The Tour will begin at the Shell Clubhouse. Complementary coffee will be served. There will be interesting displays to be seen, and the Shell Museum next door will be open. If you don’t wish to drive the Tour, buses will leave the Clubhouse every 10 minutes. There will be tour guides on each bus. And docents will be stationed in each home to point out the features of each house. You'll encounter local musicians along the way. Allow 2 or more hours for the Tour. Photos and more information about the Tour are on the website: Home Tour tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by credit card at You can also purchase tickets with checks or cash from the four Martinez merchants listed on the website.

Date & Time

October 8, 2016

10:00AM - 4:00PM

More Info

Event Website


$25 in advance or $30 at the gate

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