Hidden Gardens of Asheville • Asheville
Learn about unique plants on this self-guided tour of six private gardens. Hosted by Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners, the next tour is scheduled for 2019.
Learn more: (828) 255-5522 or buncombemastergardener.org
Old Homes and Gardens Tour, Beaufort Historic Site • Beaufort
Take a walking tour of historic Beaufort homes, gardens, and churches, as well as the Old Burying Ground and the surrounding area. Enjoy a narrated bus tour and an antique car show.
Learn more: (252) 728-5225 or beauforthistoricsite.org
Davidson County Master Gardener Garden Tour • Davidson County
At this annual event, hosted by the Davidson County Extension Master Gardener volunteers, tour private homes and gardens around Davidson County.
Learn more: (336) 242-2080 or davidson.ces.ncsu.edu
Pollinator Garden Tour • Durham
See Durham’s finest pollinator gardens and learn the roles that birds, bees, butterflies, and bugs play in pollinating our plants.
Learn more: (919) 354-2729 or keepdurhambeautiful.org
Historic Saluda Tour of Homes • Saluda
The Historic Saluda Committee sponsors this annual biennial walking tour of several historic homes and other locations as a fund-raiser for preservation projects. The next tour is in 2019.
Learn more: (828) 749-2581 or historicsaluda.org
St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church Tour of Homes • Blowing Rock
All of the proceeds of this fund-raiser are donated to charitable organizations in the local community.
Learn more: (828) 295-7323 or stmaryofthehills.org
Joy Garden Tour • Cashiers
Listen to a guest speaker, browse garden shops, and spend the day touring stunning private gardens on this biennial tour, which will return in 2019.
Learn more: (828) 743-3434 or villagegreencashiersnc.com
West Asheville Garden Stroll • Asheville
Explore the neighborhoods and gardens of West Asheville on this self-guided tour.
Learn more: westashevillegardens.com
Dilworth Home Tour • Charlotte
Visit some of Charlotte’s most beautiful historic homes during the city’s oldest home tour.
Learn more: dilworthonline.org
“Mad About Modern” Midcentury Modern Home Tour • Charlotte
Celebrate the mid-century modern homes of Charlotte at this event hosted by The Charlotte Museum of History.
Learn more: (704) 568-1774 or madaboutmodern.com
OctoberTour • Salisbury
See historic homes and enjoy food, wine, and other activities during this fall tour hosted by Historic Salisbury Foundation.
Learn more: (704) 636-0103 or octobertour.com
Union Symphony Holiday Home Tour • Monroe
Get a head start on holiday decor inspiration when you visit festively decorated homes on this biennial tour, which will return in 2019.
Learn more: (704) 283-2525 or unionsymphony.org
Montford Holiday Tour of Homes • Asheville
Asheville’s most historic neighborhood is filled with eclectic architecture, history, and, during this annual tour, holiday cheer. Proceeds benefit youth programs at Montford Recreation Center and the Montford Music and Arts Festival.
Learn more: (828) 505-8242 or montfordtour.com
Christmas by Candlelight • Durham
Costumed interpreters will lead you on a candlelight tour of Duke Homestead, all dressed up for an 1870s Christmas.
Learn more: (919) 627-6990 or dukehomestead.org
Christmas Candlelight Tour • Edenton
Visit historic homes and buildings decorated for the season, carol in the 1767 courthouse, and take carriage rides throughout the weekend.
Learn more: (252) 482-7800
St. Paul’s Homes Tour and Christmas Bazaar • Greenville
Tour seven beautifully decorated homes, enter a raffle, and take part in a Christmas bazaar during this event.
Learn more: (252) 752-3482 or stpaulsepiscopal.com
Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour • Raleigh
During this holiday tradition, a dozen properties — from grand, 130-year-old Victorian homes to quaint bungalows — will be open to the public.
Learn more: historicoakwood.org
Episcopal Day School Candlelight Tour of Homes • Southern Pines
Celebrate the holiday season with a tour of beautifully decorated homes in the Sandhills. Proceeds will support Episcopal Day School.
Learn more: (910) 692-3492 or episcopalday.org
Christmas Tour of Homes • Southport
Spend time in several beautifully decorated historic homes during this tour in downtown Southport.
Learn more: (910) 457-7927 or southporthistoricalsociety.org
Christmas Historic Home Tour • Wake Forest
See visions of Christmas past when you tour historic homes decorated for the holiday season. Hosted by the Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Women’s Club, this biennial event will be held in 2018.
Learn more: (919) 435-9516 or wakeforestnc.gov
Holiday Tour of Homes • Washington
This self-guided tour lets visitors explore a variety of Washington homes, as well as the historic Turnage Theatre.
Learn more: (252) 946-2504 or artsofthepamlico.org
Christmas Home Tour • Wendell
Take this annual self-guided tour of historic downtown homes, all dressed up for Christmas.
Learn more: wendellhistoricalsociety.com
Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour • Wilmington
Usher in the holiday season with a tour of private homes, houses of worship, and historic sites downtown. This event benefits the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society.
Learn more: (910) 762-0492 or lcfhs.org