2013 House Tour

19th Annual Museum District Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour Sunday, May 12, 2013, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join honorary chair Maya Smart and her family and celebrate Mother’s Day in style, touring some of the Museum District’s loveliest homes and gardens. The neighborhood is known for its architectural variety, walkable streets, monument-lined avenues, and proximity to one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. The nine beautiful homes and gardens featured on this year’s tour offer something for everyone to enjoy—a rooftop sanctuary with a breathtaking view; gracious balconies overlooking Monument Avenue; exceptional art and fine craftsmanship showcasing talent from near and far; even an elegant bed and breakfast that was Kevin Bacon’s home away from home while he prepared for his role in A Few Good Men! From contemporary to traditional, new to historic, these homes are worth seeing. The route includes the 400 block of N. Sheppard Street, the 2900 block of Kensington Avenue, the 3100 and 3400 blocks of Grove Avenue, the 3300 block of West Franklin Street, and the 2900 and 3200 blocks of Monument Avenue. Shuttle bus service by James River Transportation will be provided during the tour. Parking and refreshments will be available.

Proceeds from this year’s tour will support good causes like FRIENDS Association for Children, the Richmond Peace Education Center, Albert Hill PTA and neighborhood improvement projects. Please join us for this Museum District marquee event on Sunday, May 12th. The Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour is always a special treat and a wonderful way to honor one of the most important people in our lives… Mom.

Online ticket sales have closed, but tickets can still be purchased at one of our ticket outlets below or at the Hospitality Center on the day of the tour.

Tickets purchased online can be picked up at Will Call beginning at 12 noon on May 12th.  Will Call and our Hospitality Center are located at St. Benedict Catholic School, 3100 Grove Ave. Tickets will be for sale on the day of the tour at St. Benedict for $25.


Babe’s Restaurant
3166 W. Cary St

Barrel Thief
5805 Patterson Ave

Bella Arte Gallery
3734 Winterfield Rd., Midlothian

Cocoanut Jewelry
Short Pump
11800 W. Broad St #2116

Cocoanut Jewelry
The Shops at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Dr #304D

Ellwood Thompson’s
4 N. Thompson St

2924 W. Cary St

Strawberry Street Vineyard
407 N. Strawberry St

4035 Lauderdale Dr

Is there someone you would like to remember this Mother’s Day?

Make a donation in honor of or in memory of someone special, and receive complimentary tickets.

Interested in volunteering to help with the tour?

If you’d like to enjoy the tour and give back at the same time, consider volunteering for a shift in one of these spectacular homes! Volunteers are entitled to a free ticket! Contact Elizabeth, our House Tour volunteer coordinator at HTVolunteer@museumdistrict.org.


Thank you to our 2013 Sponsors:

Abundance Organizing

Arianna’s Grill


Coriander Cafe

Ellwood Thompson's

Franklin Inn


Middleburg Bank

Small & Associates

Sylvia’s Stitch and Suds