2016 Home and Garden Tour

It’s a summer tradition that community members look forward to each year: the Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour.

Get the inside scoop on the historic homes of Anoka as their current owners graciously invite us inside for a peek into history.


Sunday, July 10, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Slabtown, located on the north side of the Rum River roughly between the rail road tracks and Main Street, became home to many of the city’s lumber workers in the late 1800s. This year’s 13th Annual Heritage Home and Garden Tour will feature Slabtown, along with other historic neighborhoods. The tour will give all who attend a chance to explore beautiful homes and gardens throughout Anoka, learn about the historic neighborhood of which they are a part, and see the streets and houses around Anoka in a different light.

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


Advance Tickets:

Day of the Tour:



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 8th at 11:00 p.m. In person advance sales end on Saturday, July 9th at 4:00 p.m.

For mail delivery, tickets must be purchased:

  • online before midnight on Monday, July 4, or
  • by phone before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5

If you choose to pick up your tickets, they can be picked up at the History Center on or before Saturday July 9th, or at The Big White House on the day of the tour.

Order Tickets Online