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2024 Trinity Park Home Tour Planned for October 20!

The 2024 Trinity Park Home Tour will be October 20 from 12-5pm. This year’s theme, If These Houses Could Talk, promises a glimpse into the unique stories and architectural gems that define our neighborhood. Expect to be surprised by historic details, inspired by renovations, and charmed by the quirky anecdotes residents will be sharing about the houses on tour. A time-honored tradition for over 40 years, the Trinity Park Home Tour is a fun way to connect with your community and discover the hidden stories our houses hold. Get ready for a day of exploration and connection, and see what new stories you might learn along the way!

Want to get involved? The Home Tour planning committee will be reaching out in a few months for docents and ticket sellers. Stay tuned.  Contact Tour chairs Susan Jakes (drmom2u@gmail.com) or Karalyn Colopy (karalyncolopy@gmail.com) with questions.

Since the mid-1970’s, the Trinity Park Home Tour has been a beloved tradition, opening up unique, historic, urban homes for everyone to enjoy and visit. Over the years, the funds raised by the Home Tour have funded maintenance and improvements for public areas in the neighborhood for neighbors and visitors from throughout Durham to enjoy, including:

  • new plantings, benches, and safety fencing, in The Trinity Park
  • art installations like the Bug Walk and a new park sign in the form of a sculptural neighborhood map,
  • a new neighborhood sign/sculpture in the median at Main St. and Buchanan Blvd.,
  • restored granite steps at the Park entrance on W. Trinity Ave  

Proceeds from the 2022 Home Tour also benefitted Families Moving Forward, helping families in the crisis of homelessness by providing temporary housing, case management, skills education, and connection to community resources to help parents and children thrive in stable homes. 

For more about previous tours, see here (2022) and here (2018)

The 1981 Home Tour in Trinity Park included ten homes and one commercial property: Brightleaf Square, renovated historic tobacco warehouses renovated as a retail-office complex and scheduled to be opened to the public later that year.