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Heritage Homes Tour 2015/Today!

Kootenai Street Historic Neighborhood - Today Is The Day!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Boise, Idaho

10 AM to 4 PM

Online ticket sales are over BUT you CAN buy tickets the day of the event at the Registration Desk.

This is a self-guided walking tour featuring homes in the Kootenai Street Historic Neighborhood. Each paid participant received a booklet with neighborhood and individual home histories. Participants are allowed to enter the homes on the tour.

To buy tickets, go to the homepage and click on "Read More".  You will be directed to the Event Page for the Heritage Home Tour.  You can then click on "Register Now" and go to Eventbrite.com where you can buy tickets online.

Registrants will check in at South Pool at 921 Shoshone Street in Boise (south of South Junior High).   You will recieve your "ticket" at that time along with the addresses of the homes on the tour. (See additional information below)  You do NOT need to print a ticket or bring a receipt.


Tickets Prices Increase For Non-Members on 9-19-2015 Early Bird Online Registration
Online Registration
Day of Tour
Oct 4, 2015


Payment Type Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Cash, Check,
Visa, MasterCard
Member $20 $20 $20
Non-Member $20 $25 $25

Please contact us at info@preservationidaho.org for the member discount code. Code not valid during Early Bird registration.



Susie Manweller

Susie Manweller
Idaho Central Credit Union
Mortgage Loan Officer


THANK YOU to the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this years Heritage Homes Tour Educational Booklet!

Day of the Tour:

  • All participants must check-in at the registration table.
  • We do not mail tickets. All people who pre-paid by registering online or through the mail must check-in at the registration table. Simply give the volunteer the name of the person who bought the tickets.
  • You will receive a booklet with a neighborhood history, home descriptions, and a map.
  • The booklet serves as your ticket for entry into each home.
  • The entire tour is walkable for a person of average fitness.  Wear comfortable shoes that you can slip off or you will recieve booties to put over your shoes.

Additional Information:

  • It takes approximately 3 hours to complete the tour.
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Tour will be held rain or shine.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Children ages 10 and under can participate for free.
  • Children older than 10 will pay full ticket price.



With mounting pressure from development and a continuously growing and changing population in the state, it is more necessary than ever to preserve historic and cultural resources, to promote the smart re-use of historic facilities and to educate the community at large of the value of Idaho heritage.

The annual Heritage Homes Tour features select homes in various historic residential areas of Boise. The purpose of this tour is to promote public awareness of Boise’s rich heritage of buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes.

Previous neighborhoods showcased during the tour include:

  • Warm Springs Boulevard
  • Harrison Boulevard
  • Hays Street District
  • Crescent Rim
  • 17th & 18th Streets in Boise's North End
  • East End Historic District

Historic places represent a snapshot in time, a reminder of the path we have taken and the base upon which our future is built. It is a terrible loss to our cultural heritage when they are taken away. The homes that are showcased in the Heritage Homes Tour are, in a sense, public places that each of us can enjoy and appreciate.

Preservation Idaho is thankful to the homeowners who volunteer to share these beautiful historic homes with you.


Preservation Idaho is actively soliciting homes to feature at this annual event. We're looking for historic homes in established historic neighborhoods which can be showcased in future Heritage Homes Tours. Call or e-mail us if you would like us to consider your home.

For more information about the Heritage Homes Tour, please contact us at info@preservationidaho.org.