December 2, 2019
CONTACT: Courtney Spiess
Marketing and PR Coordinator
MARIETTA – Explore six of Marietta’s historic homes on Dec. 7 and 8 as the 33rd Annual Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour highlights private homes in the newest tour location, the Forest Hills Historic District.
The home tours begin on Saturday, Dec. 7 with the Day Tour offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a Candlelight Tour featuring four of the tour homes from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Day Tour resumes on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shuttle service will be provided during the Day and Candlelight Tour.
The Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour is powered by over 300 volunteers. Each house is staffed with docents who provide visitors with commentary of the homes on the tour. Volunteer docents will be given literature about the home to allow them to become knowledgeable about the house’s history. All volunteers will receive one complimentary ticket per shift worked for admission into all six homes during Day Tour hours. Volunteers must be 16 or older and can sign up online to volunteer as a house docent.
“Marietta families look forward to kicking off their Christmas celebrations with the tradition of volunteering for the Pilgrimage” says Judy Glauner, long time Mareitta Welcome Center volunteer. “It’s a way to see the lovely historic homes while making memories with friends.”
The Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour consistently receives recognition in the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top Twenty Events in the Southeast” and a spot in the “Top 100 Events in North America” by the American Bus Association. The Marietta Visitors Bureau and Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society organize the tour.
For more information, ticket purchases and volunteer sign-ups, visit marietttapilgrimage.com or call the Marietta Visitors Bureau at 770-429-1115.