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The Bi-Annual Christmas Tour of Homes

As you may already know, the Village of Waynesville has generously donated the historic LockUp building on Chapman Street to the Museum at the Friends Home.  


We are developing plans for events to share this wonderful building with the community.  As you also probably know, we are an all volunteer organization.  Because we want to focus on getting the LockUp ready for events beginning this fall, we have decided to forego our annual Christmas Tour of Homes for 2022 - in fact, we believe that the Christmas Tour will most likely become a bi-annual tradition after 10 years of holding this amazing event every year!   Look for information about plans for a 2023 Christmas Tour of Homes in our newsletters and our Facebook page in mid-2023!

Ticketing information


Adults and children 10 years or older can purchase tickets below in advance of the tour and are non-refundable. Tickets purchased at the Museum on the day of the show are five more and are non-refundable. The home tour is on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023. Find the time you want to start the tour and click on the select button below to purchase your ticket(s).

Last year's homes

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Tour of Homes Information


  • You will be provided with a wristband when registering at the Museum of the Friends Home (MFH). You will be asked to show this as you enter each site.

  • Note: All participants must sign a liability wavier to take the tour.

  • Please note, the homes are privately owned, and volunteer to be part of the tour so they may or may not be handicap accessible.

  • If you arrive after 5:00 pm without a prepaid ticket, you will not have time to tour all the structures. We suggest you chose the homes you wish to see. All properties close promptly at 7:00 pm

  • The tour encompasses seven sites in Waynesville. It is not an entirely walkable tour. Parking is limited in some locations.

  • At some locations, you may be asked to wear "booties" over your shoes. Please wear these during your visit, then remove them upon exiting and dispose of them in the receptacle provided.

  • Masks requirements based on individual homeowners.

  • Restrooms will be available at the Museum of the Friends Home, and there are public restrooms located on Main Street.

  • No smoking, pets, umbrellas, or backpacks allowed inside buildings.

  • Please, no food or beverages inside the buildings.

  • No indoor camera or cell phone photography unless you ask for and receive permission from the homeowners.

  • Please--only children 10 years of age or older are welcome.

  • We have made every effort to make the tour problem-free, but we do not assume responsibility for injuries or accidents that may occur during the tour.

  • In case of an emergency, please call the Museum of the Friends Home at (513) 897-1607.


Photos from 2019 Tour of Homes

CHT Virtual Tour
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