Now entering its 52nd consecutive year, the Mill Hill Holiday House Tour has become a Greater Mercer County holiday tradition.
This year’s tour, themed “Our Homes – Our Stories,” will take place in Trenton’s Mill Hill neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 5 p.m.
More than a dozen historic and diverse homes and churches dating back to the 1800s will open their doors to reveal some holiday magic. The tour begins at Artworks, located at 19 Everett Alley and South Stockton Street.
The proceeds of the tour help fund the Old Mill Hill Society Neighborhood Restoration Grant program that aids property owners in restoring and maintaining the landmark and historic features of the neighborhood.
While the streetscape in Mill Hill presents a unified façade of row houses, inside you’ll find that every property is stunningly unique. During the neighborhood’s on-going restoration process, the interiors of many of Mill Hill’s properties have been restored to period perfect detail, while others have developed into modern, sometimes sleek, often open, but always inspiring spaces: two story dining rooms, balconies overlooking open living rooms. In these 19th century houses, the juxtaposition of old and new melds seamlessly into one.
“This year promises to be an exciting tour,” house tour chairperson Gregory Rollins said in a statement. “While we will continue to uphold the traditions of previous tours, we are really excited to include a few homes that have either been absent or have never been on the tour. The neighborhood is already abuzz in preparation for our guests. Tour day affords us the opportunity to showcase our community, share our history and architecture, and offer warm hospitality while ushering in the holiday season. We can’t wait to welcome visitors to our homes in Mill Hill and share our stories this Dec. 1.”
For more information on the 52nd Annual Mill Hill Holiday House Tour, visit trentonmillhill.org.