Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
Experience the wonder of the holiday season by touring Lafayette Square. The self-guided Holiday Parlor tour begins at the historic Park House, 2023 Lafayette, where tour-goers pick up their tickets. This year’s tour features unique homes, including Victorian-era “painted ladies” and a stately Italianate home once owned by Montgomery Blair, the lawyer who represented Dred Scott in his historic suit for freedom. The day-long celebration will include a Holiday Market in the Fountain Plaza on Park Avenue where visitors can shop for unique gifts, art, Lafayette Square merchandise, and sample delicious offerings from Lafayette Square’s top-rated restaurants. A feature not to be missed in the market will be special guest, Santa! Tour-goers can also ride in a horse-drawn carriage through beautiful Lafayette Park.
A trolley will be available to transport tour-goers around the neighborhood.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.lafayettesquare.org. A limited number of day of tour tickets are $25 per person. Children under 12 are free.
The Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour is presented by the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee (LSRC), a non-profit neighborhood organization, which seeks to facilitate the preservation and redevelopment of Lafayette Square, respecting its special historic character and enhancing its overall livability.