The Annual Tour of HomesEach year DOHE docents lead tours of several outstanding examples of 19th and early 20th century homes in one of Dubuque's historic districts.
The 2013 Tour
Each year the group sponsors the Annual Old House Enthusiast Tour to allow community members and visitors the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate a sample of Dubuque's historic treasures, as well as to promote interest in their preservation. The tour serves as a fundraiser for area historic places and educational materials supported through this grant program.
In it's 27th year, the Old House Enthusiast Tour will focus on the historic CARADCO complex in Dubuque's Millwork District. The primary focus of the interpretive tour will take place in the Quad - the four historic CARADCO Millwork factory structures that lie on the four corners of Washington and 10th Streets between Dubuque's downtown and the Mississippi River. Four special programs will also take place in the CARADCO Building during the tour and is free for all ticket holders.
The tour takes place from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday May 18 & 19, 2013. The cost is $12 per person for both days and there is parking in the area along with the free City Trolley that makes a loop around the downtown and connects to DubuqueFest located at Washington Square. You may purchase tickets at any of the Premier Bank locations or at the ticket booth at 10th and Washington during the event.
Proceeds from last year's tour helped support the project
A City at Work: 1912 & 2012.
For information on other Dubuque touring opportunities, visit or call the Dubuque Welcome Center at 301 Main Street (800) 798-8844.