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Historic Home Tour

Visit 6+ Historic Homes in Martinez on Saturday, October 13th. The Tour also includes docents in each home, shuttle buses with tour guides, vintage cars, demonstrations, exhibits and musicians.

Visit six interesting private homes and gardens in Martinez, most of which were built in the area where the Christian Brothers maintained their winery and vineyard prior to 1932.  The majority of the homes were constructed in the 1920s. Homeowners or docents will be on hand to point out interesting features of these houses.  All the homes are unique and noteworthy in multiple ways.

Also on the Tour is the St. Catherine of Siena Church and School.  The Church was built in 1940 to replace the earlier 1868 building.  The Shell Refinery Museum will be on the Tour too.  So will the Martinez Museum where there will be a new exhibit on the floor entitled "Patriots and Politics". The Tour will also include special exhibits, booths, musicians and antique cars parked in front of the homes.

Buses with tour guides will shuttle you from house to house during the Tour. You can also drive your car if you wish.  And if you have no mobility problems, you might decide to walk the route.  Hours are from 10 am to 4 pm, but start early enough to allow 2+ hours to complete the Tour -- which begins at the Shell Clubhouse.  The Clubhouse was constructed in 1937 in the Arts & Crafts style. It is located at 1635 Pacheco Blvd in Martinez.  The Diablo Regional Concert Band will be playing on the front lawn.

For more details about the Tour, please visit 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/cash from the four Martinez merchants listed on the website.

Date & Time

October 13, 2018

10:00AM - 4:00PM

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Adults $25

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