photo by Howdy Bupert

Written By Juliann Guiffre

The Belle Grove Square neighborhood will be the site of this year’s historic holiday house tour on December 11 from 3 p.m.-8 p.m.

The Belle Grove Square neighborhood is located where Bond Street meets Green Street near downtown Westminster. It surrounds the Belle Grove Park & Foundation.

The City of Westminster District Commission organizes a historic house tour every other year to promote the importance of historic preservation and the use of tax credits for renovating historic homes.

Tickets and guidebooks are available in advance at the City Administrative Offices, the Historical Society, the Carroll Arts Center, the Hickory Stick, and various downtown merchants.

Local musicians will perform throughout the tour, including the Homespun Ringers, the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County, and the Winters Mills High School Carolers. Performance times will be announced on November 1.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on site. Call Melissa Hynes at 410-848-7967 or email at for more information.