The Tustin Area Historical Society presents our annual

Old Town Tustin's Annual Promenade

A Tour of Tustin's History

on Saturday May 14th

Members of the Red Hat Society visiting one of the homes.

This year's theme is "A Tour of Tustin's History." While the main event is a walking tour of homes and gardens - most in the Old Town Historic District, we'll also feature an Architectural Tour by trolley with Brent Ferdig and Carol Fox , a Tree Walk with Guy Stivers, a Quilt Show and Sale, Antique Cars on display at each home on tour, and craft vendors in the Tustin Presbyterian Church Courtyard. Registration begins at 8:30 am (also in the courtyard) and the event concludes at 3:00 pm.

How lucky are we to have such a wonderful historic town and residential district all contained within such a relatively small footprint? Some towns can boast of their historical residences; others can boast of their historical downtowns. We can boast of both, knowing that it's possible to park a car in one of the public parking lots, enjoy both venues, and never have to move the car!

We hope you'll take advantage of Tustin's truly 'small town' atmosphere on Saturday; May 14th when we put on our annual Home and Garden Tour featuring five historical homes and several lovely gardens, a quilt show, and vendor booths. Guy Ball will be in the church's courtyard signing copies of the new Arcadia Press book, "Images of America - Tustin", as will Juanita Lovret signing her book, "Remember When", a compilation of the columns she's written over the years for The Tustin News.

The ticket table will open at 8:30 a.m. in the courtyard of the Tustin Presbyterian Church, where you can pick up your previously reserved tickets available t:l0W at the Tustin Museum during our regular hours, and every day of the week leading up to the Home Tour. Of course, you can always purchase tickets the day of the Tour 'on the spot'. Your Home Tour ticket includes two free tours, as well. The Tree Walk, guided annually by tree expert Guy Stivers, will introduce you to unusual and historic species gathered over a century ago by some of Tustin's prominent early residents while on their voyages to exotic destinations.

If you're concerned that the Tree Walk might wear you out too much for the Home Tour, and/or one of the two Architectural Tours, take heart.

Thanks to Al Ricci, owner of Al Ricci Reality; who has generously donated the use of his vintage trolley, you'll be able to ride in comfort during the Architectural Tour, which will be able to cover more homes than in past walking tours. This is a very popular tour, trolley seats are limited, and tickets go quickly, so be sure to pick yours up at the Registration Table in the courtyard that morning. Although the homes this year are tightly grouped, the trolley will also be available in the afternoon for you to hitch a ride if you feel the need. As in the past, the refreshment area with lemonade and cookies will be available on Main Street, where you can relax in comfort under the trees of an historical residence.

This yearly event helps the Museum maintain its collections, and move forward with programs to preserve the history of Tustin. Please remember the Home Tour depends on many volunteers to make it the success it always is, so if you would be interested in being a home or garden docent, please contact Doreen Corwin (714) 838-1446. For more information on the Tour, call the Museum at (714) 731-5701.

Click here to see a map of the tour area (and the restaurants nearby)

Click here to see photos from previous tours.

Click here for an advanced sale ticket flyer.

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Tree Walk led by Guy Stivers, local landscape architect.

Vintage truck on display.



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