Need Something To Do Sunday?

Posted by Sheree Whiteley on Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Cruise down Warm Springs Avenue or Harrison Boulevard, and you're bound to end up rubber-necking when you come across some of the homes standing next to the tall trees. Most of the time, we're left to imagine what these neat-o old homes—which are obviously the owners' pride and joy—look like on the inside. But today, you can walk through the time-capsule houses and find out.

Preservation Idaho's annual Heritage Homes Tour takes place today from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Those wanting to wander through homes in Boise's East End historic district can rally at Roosevelt Elementary School, 908 E. Jefferson St., and pick up a brochure with info on each of the homes, as well as a map.

The self-guided tour takes about two hours to complete. Don't think about trying to shirk the $25 ($20 Preservation Idaho members) ticket cost—the brochure is your golden ticket into each of the houses. And leave your stilettos at home—the tour spans several blocks, and participants need to be ready to walk. Children younger than 10 can participate for free. Visit preservationidaho.org for more info.

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