The Santa Clara Historic Home Tour is viewed by many as a Santa Clara tradition. The tour is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara with the assistance of the Old Quad Residents' Association. Dozens of volunteers work long hours each year to bring you this event, please join our volunteer ranks if you are able to do so. Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefit non-profit groups in Santa Clara and historic preservation projects such as the Santa Clara Senior Center Historic Images Project.
The tour shows how vintage buildings have been restored to create delightful homes. Sharing these jewels helps demonstrate the value of keeping historic neighborhoods intact.
The Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara was founded in 1988 to operate the city-owned Harris-Lass House Museum. It is a nonprofit public benefit corporation composed entirely of volunteers who conduct tours, run the gift shop, raise funds through special events, and do some maintenance and restoration work at the museum. The Old Quad Residents' Association was founded in 1979 as an advocacy group for the preservation of local heritage and the 19th century neighborhood known as Santa Clara's Old Quad District. The group's mission is to encourage historically compatible development (including parks and heritage trees) and foster community spirit in the Quad by hosting social and cultural events.
We are always looking for great houses to feature and would love the opportunity to view your home to see if it would be a good candidate for the home tour. Please contact us with your name and home address.
For the last two years it has not been possible to hold an in-person tour due to the Covid pandemic. We are delighted to be back this year and hope you enjoy the choice of homes.
A big Thank You to this year’s homeowners for being willing to share their homes with the community and without whom there would be no Tour.
Thanks also to our generous home owners, many volunteers, and other assistants for making our home tours possible.