By Bailie Wilson
For a springtime tour of five charming historical homes, make plans to attend the Navasota Home and Garden Tour on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each home, built during the late 1800s or early 1900s, offers a current view of lifestyles past.
“The houses have been renovated and modernized, but the old character is still retained,” explains Dia Copeland, chair of the home and garden tour committee. “The ways the houses are decorated are really fabulous. People live in them every day, so it’s nice to see how they have preserved the character and integrity of the old houses but have made them functional today.”
Docents will be at each house to explain the history of the home. “Each house has a story and a really unique history,” says Copeland. “People will get to learn about the previous owners, who built the home, and a lot of other good stories.”
Each house has its own garden and will feature master gardeners to answer questions about the landscape and gardens around the houses.
In addition to the houses, visitors will be able to tour the new Navasota City Hall. Modeled after photos of the city hall built in the mid 1800s, the new building includes displays of historical artifacts on loan from local residents.
As part of the ticket price, those on tour will be able to stop by Martha’s Bloomers Restaurant and Garden Center for high tea and snacks from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.