Participate in a bit of Martinez history at the 5th Annual Martinez Home Tour. It begins at the Shell Clubhouse, with displays of vintage clothing, antique cars, refreshments and live music by The Spinning Wheel. The tour includes:
-1890 Borland House (home of the MartinezMuseum)
-John Muir’s 1882 Italianate Victorian Home
-7 private historical homes circa 1880-1930.
Live music from The Hopeful Romantics and Ancestral Waters, demonstrations from the time period such as shoe making by Pablo Martinez of Carlos Shoe Repair, historical faux painting by Kelly Moore Paints and spinning by the Martinez Art Association.
Tickets are tax deductible and are at the Shell Club House on the day of the event. If you have a party of 10, tickets are $18 each. Tickets at: Char’s Flowers (516 Main Street), The mARTinez Gallery ( 630 Court Street), Rumain’s Jewelry (510 Center Avenue), Bagel Street Café (580 Center Avenue), SIPS Wine Lounge (2685 Pleasant Hill Road, near T.J. Maxx) and California Pacific Federal Credit Union (4075 Nelson Avenue, Concord, near Blue Devils Bingo).
Benefits the Historical Society’s effort to restore the 1877 Old Train Depot in downtown Martinez.
You can drive the Tour route, or utilize a shuttle service that will provide uncrowded buses and frequent departures. Wear your comfortable shoes; once you reach the Foster Street Neighborhood, you may wish to walk the 7-block stretch of private homes. The Tour is self-paced so you can take time to enjoy the homes. The Tour will take place rain or shine. No children under 12 years of age (infants may be carried in arms or a belly carrier) please. Due to the period of the homes, they are not wheelchair accessible, and we regret that taking pictures is not allowed inside the homes. Sponsored by Shell Oil Products US Martinez Refinery, California Pacific Federal Credit Union, Shell Chemical Company, Best Western Plus John Muir Inn, Cole Real Estate, Akeson Design and the City of Martinez.