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East Hampton House & Garden Tour – Give thanks to history

Submitted by on November 18, 2016 – 3:07 pmNo Comment



There is a bit of the voyeur in all of us and the best way to get your behind-the-hedges real estate fix is to join the East Hampton Historical Society 2016 House & Garden Tour.  Houses will be at their holiday finest, and it’s a chance to support the history which gives the Hamptons such character (think back before you turned on the hot tub with your smart phone.)


The Maidstone Club opens its door for the fundraising cocktail party on Friday November 25th with the tour of homes on Saturday November 26th from 1 to 4:30pm.


Whether you want to admire architecture, get decorating ideas, entertain house guests, or avoid third day turkey tacos, this is your weekend attraction.


“From the Atlantic Ocean to Gardiner’s Bay, our House Tour Committee has creatively selected five houses that express the unique spirit of living on the East End.  The East Hampton Historical Society’s annual house tour offers a one-time-only glimpse inside some of our town’s most storied residences,” said Richard Barons, the Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society.  Whether you tend toward the charm of a classic shingled cottage, a historical Greek Revival farmhouse, or the clean lines of contemporary architecture, this year’s tour offers a combination of houses that are sure to delight. “We believe it is the mix of architectural styles from the 19th century to today that gives East Hampton its unique character and flavor,” said Mr. Barons.


“The House & Garden Tour is one of our most important fund-raisers,” said the event chairman Joseph Aversano.  “This year’s tour will take you on an amazing journey from sea to bay, all within four miles. It is a visual feast of stylish houses. So, while you’re breathing in the sea air and enjoying the varied terrains and architectural styles, your dollars will support the East Hampton Historical Society’s museums and programs,” he said.


Tickets to the Opening Night Cocktail Party are $200 each, which includes entry to the House Tour the following day.  Tickets to the self-guided 2016 East Hampton House & Garden Tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. Admission can be bought via:


  • Website: www.easthamptonhistory.org
  • Phone at 631-324-6850
  • Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, on Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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