2017 Home and Garden Tour Poster

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Mysterious mansions, land grants by kings, and musical gardens await you on this year’s 14th Annual Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour!


Sunday, July 9, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

After a record-breaking year of attendance last year, when nearly 600 people enjoyed the historic neighborhoods of Anoka, we’re ready to do it again. This tour will feature several historic landmarks and homes in the city while also benefiting the Anoka County Historical Society and the Historic Preservation Commission of Anoka.

Along the route, guests will discover an elaborate birthday celebration at the Ticknor Hill Bed and Breakfast, as the home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, turns 150 this year. In addition to a tour of the home, participants can enjoy cake, candles, live music, lawn games, and even view antique fire trucks (all those candles could be dangerous!).

Other stops will feature fraternal organizations past and present of Anoka, an opportunity to have a conversation with a master gardener, and the surprise of musical sculptured art in addition to the beautiful neighborhood gems tucked away along the streets.

All participants receive a tour booklet that acts as your ticket. The tour booklet contains a map and addresses for the tour.


Advance Tickets: $12.00

Day of the Tour: $15.00

On the day of the tour, tickets will be available for purchase at The Big White House, 1900 Third Ave S., in Anoka. (Google Map to the Big White House)

Proceeds from this event benefit the Anoka County Historical Society and the Anoka Heritage Preservation Commission.

Advance Tickets

Order advance tickets online. Or call the Anoka County Historical Society at 763-421–0600 to order by phone.

Online sales end on Friday, July 7th at 4:00 p.m. In person advance sales end on Saturday, July 8th at 4:00 p.m.

For mail delivery, tickets must be purchased:

  • online before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26th, or
  • by phone before 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27th

If you choose to pick up your tickets, they can be picked up at the History Center on or before Saturday July 8th, or beginning at 10 a.m. at The Big White House on the day of the tour.

Order Tickets Online Here