2018 Chestnut Hill Great Houses Tour

By Chestnut Hill Community Association (other events)

Sunday, May 20 2018 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

The Great Houses Tour welcomes you to unabashedly explore SIX fabulous Chestnut Hill homes, representing many different architectural styles and eras of construction from the mid-1800s to the late-1960s. All of these homes have been (or are in the process of being) adapted for contemporary living while embracing the community’s history and landscape. Presented jointly by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy ( and the Chestnut Hill Community Association (, the Great Houses Tour is designed to celebrate and share the ways that traditional and contemporary design can coexist in this historic and architecturally extraordinary community. The hosts at each house include their architects, designers, and contractors to connect you to a wealth of information. No number of questions for them is too many!

Photo by Jeffrey Totaro from our 2016 tour.

The locations of this self-guided tour will be revealed on the day of the tour, at the registration check-in location. This tour is a rain or shine event.

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Become a Member of the Chestnut Hill Conservancy
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Free Research in the Archives, Free or Discounted Public Program Admission
Get discounted ticket to Great Houses Tour!

Become a Member of the Chestnut Hill Community Association
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An annual subscription to our award-winning newspaper The Chestnut Hill Local.
Member discounts at all of our events
10% discount at over 60 Chestnut Hill shops, restaurant and businesses.
Get discounted ticket to Great Houses Tour!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Lead Sponsor
Merrill Lynch The Nottingham-Goodman Group

Program Sponsors
Kurtz Construction, Inc.
Gen 3
Joseph Manero & Sons Inc. Masonry
Matthew Millan Architects, Inc.

George Woodward Co.
Dennis F. Meyer Inc.
Bowman Properties

Washington Investment Consultants
MIS Capital Inc.
Shay Construction
Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
Hirshorn Boothby, a divison of Bryn Mawr Trust

Digital Sponsor
Main Line Kitchen Designs

Stay to enjoy the restaurants and shops along Germantown Avenue.
Show your Great Houses Tour wristband or email receipt
on May 20th and receive a 10% discount at:
BREAKFAST BOUTIQUE, 8630 Germantown Avenue  215-621-7796
CHESTNUT HILL CHEESE SHOP, 8509 Germantown Avenue  215-242-2211
CAMPBELL’S PLACE (discount for food only), 8337 Germantown Avenue  215-242-1818
CHESTNUT GRILL, 8229 Germantown Avenue  215-247-7570
McNALLY’S TAVERN, 8634 Germantown Avenue  215-247-9736
NIGHT KITCHEN BAKERY, 7725 Germantown Avenue  215-248-9235
PARIS BISTRO & JAZZ CAFE, (discount for food only), 8229 Germantown Avenue  215-242-6200
TAVERN ON THE HILL, 8636 Germantown Avenue  215-247-9948
TROLLEY CAR DINER, 7619 Germantown Avenue  215-753-1500
(not to be combined with other discounts)
VALLEY GREEN INN, Valley Green Road  215-753-1500
(15% off for tour attendees)


Please respect our hosts by not opening drawers, cabinets or closed doors. Wear provided booties in every location and observe the "house" rules outlined in our program booklet. No strollers and photography may be limited at each location. Enjoy your tour!

Mailing Address

8434 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118