OctoberTour 2018

Patrons' Party - Thursday, October 11

OctoberTour Luncheon - Friday, October 12

OctoberTour of Historic Homes 

Saturday, October 13

Sunday, October 14

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 2018 OctoberTour Sites Announced! 

Salisbury Post - Sites Named for 2018 OctoberTour

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Fall is a special time in the North Carolina Piedmont. As autumn colors begin to arrive, the rich history and architecture of Salisbury and Rowan County is showcased in Historic Salisbury Foundation's annual OctoberTour of Historic Homes.

Visit private, historic buildings and experience Salisbury and Rowan County's charm in a few of its ten districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Trolley rides, food and craft vendors, children's activities, artists and musical entertainment make this one event you don't want to miss.

Mark your calendar for October 13 & 14, 2018 and plan your relaxing weekend getaway to historic Salisbury. For more details about OctoberTour, visit the Tour website www.OctoberTour.com.

Salisbury combines a long, colorful history with a variety of preserved and reused historic buildings.

Founded in 1753, Salisbury was a frontier town that knew the great and near-great historic figures of early America. Daniel Boone started his wilderness journey from here in 1769. Andrew Jackson studied law in this town and was admitted to the bar here in 1787. George Washington stayed in Salisbury on his famous Southern Tour in 1791.

During the War Between the States, a major Confederate prison was located here, and now a small national cemetery near the center of town is the resting place for soldiers from that war and later wars. With the establishment of the railroad in 1855, Salisbury became a mainline town that gradually attracted industry and grew as a governmental, judicial, and commercial center for this area of Piedmont North Carolina.

Currently, Salisbury has ten historic districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places, a total of 1,204 commercial, industrial, and residential buildings.

Salisbury is proud to have major buildings and elements of a southern town of a century or more earlier, including two courthouses (1855) (1912); the railroad passenger station (1908); an early theater (1915); church structures from 1828; the fire house (1896); the old post office (1913); a roller mill (1896); a lively commercial downtown with buildings largely intact from another era; and preserved older residential neighborhoods, several of which join the commercial downtown.

Thank Your to our 2018 Sponsors!


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Anne Whitton Bolyea

Carolyn and Gordon Hurley

Alice and Fred Stanback 

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Greek Revival

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Leslie and Doug Black Kathy and Dennis Hill  David Post
Cindee and Chip Bridges Sarah Kellogg Mary and Carl Repsher
Nancy and Edward Clement Rosalie and John Laughlin Wyndham Robertson
Kay and Raymond Coltrain Betty and Bud Mickle Joan and Bob Rusher
Don Conner Frank Montgomery Susan Sides
Friends of the Salisbury Community Foundation Susan and Edward Norvell Nancy Stanback
Shari and Bill Graham Elizabeth and Owen Norvell  Lynn and Paul Weisler  




Arey Realty 

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Additional Support 

Busby and Webb NCTM Town of Spencer
Spencer Public Library Godleys Traci and Brad Williams
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