Tenth annual home and garden tour

This year’s Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour features 11 historical sites and gardens, including the Woodbury House, a National Register property. Eight of the sites are private residences and four of them are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The historical Woodbury House at 1632 S. Ferry St.
The historical Woodbury House at 1632 S. Ferry St.

The tour, a partnership between the Anoka County Historical Society and the Anoka Heritage Preservation Commission, happens Sunday, July 14, 1-5 p.m. It features open house tours of historic homes and gardens in the Whiskey Flats and surrounding neighborhoods.

Many of the homes on this year’s tour are on or near the Mississippi River, which, along with the Rum River, played a huge role in the establishment of Anoka. The homes range in age from 1858 to 1977, with architectural styles as diverse as a 1960s rambler, a midcentury modern home on the Mississippi River anda federal and Greek revival.

Raffle prizes will be available at three partnering Anoka businesses that day, including a one-night stay at Ticknor Hill Bed and Breakfast.

This year’s tour is sponsored, in part, by the Artique, BOB FM, Chema Malu, the Christian Hill Neighborhood, Counselor Realty/Rick Theisen, Fifth Avenue Dental, the Mad Hatter Tea Room and Eatery, Main Floral, Pat Walker Residential Services, the Pierce Motel, Sterling Trophy, Ticknor Hill Bed and Breakfast and the Weaver family.

Advance tickets cost $12 and tickets bought on the day of the tour cost $15. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Anoka County History Center at 2135 Third Ave., by calling 763-421-0600, or online at AnokaCountyHistory.org. On the day of the tour, tickets can be purchased at the Artique at 1900 Third Ave.

The Anoka County Historical Society, organized in 1934, is headquartered in the Anoka County History Center and Library at 2135 Third Ave. N. in Anoka. For more information on its programs and activities, visit AnokaCountyHistory.org or find them on Facebook.

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