Explore Columbia Houses on the Annual Columbia Home Tour

How many times have you driven past a beautiful home and said to yourself, “I wonder what the inside of that house looks like?” Well, here’s your chance to take a peek into some of Columbia’s beautiful homes. The third annual Columbia Home Tour, sponsored by the Villages of Columbia and Columbia Archives, will take place on Sunday, June 3, from 11am-5pm.

The tour features five unique homes located in the villages of Oakland Mills, Kings Contrivance, River Hill and Wilde Lake. A tour guidebook and map will be provided to participants on this self-guided tour. Stop by Claret Hall, located in the village of River Hill, from 1-4pm for a reception with refreshments and to see displays by Columbia Archives and local nonprofit Bridges to Housing Stability.

The Columbia Home Tour Chair, Carol Hoblemann, says, “The Columbia Home Tour was created to be a fun, community activity for people to enjoy and to showcase Columbia’s homes. We strive each year to choose a charity that helps Howard County residents with housing.” The proceeds from this year’s Columbia Home Tour will benefit Bridges to Housing Stability, a non-profit organization committed to preventing homelessness in Howard County.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 Columbia Home Tour and can be purchased in advance for $20 at any of the ten Columbia village community associations. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event for $25 at Claret Hall. To learn more about the 2012 Columbia Home Tour, visit ColumbiaHomeTour.org.

— Written by Mary Weeks

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