|Back Door Kitchen Tour|
The Date Has Been Set for the 2015 Back Door Kitchen Tour.
The date for the 2015 ROW Back Door Kitchen Tour is Saturday October 10, 2015. Mark your calendar and tell your friends. This is the 10th anniversary of ROW's very successful and much loved annual kitchen tour, and a very special Tour is planned. Please join us.
Tour-goers will visit nine historic downtown Wilmington homes (listed below). The 2015 Tour includes: a Front Street home previously owned and occupied by President Woodrow Wilson; a Fifth Avenue mansion; and a remodeled 1898 bungalow. Each of the nine Tour homes has a unique history and a special kitchen designed for that home. The houses will be open for touring by ticket holders on October 10 from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M., rain or shine.
ROW will welcome ticket holders “through the back door,” with true southern hospitality. We invite you as our guests to enjoy the nine Tour homes, as well the beautiful Historic Districts that ROW calls home. The Tour easily walkable; however, a free trolley or van service will be available between Tour homes.
The Back Door Kitchen Tour is the only fundraiser for Residents of Old Wilmington (ROW), a nonprofit, all volunteer, neighborhood association. Proceeds go to back into our community for beautification, preservation, restoration, and other improvements, through ROW projects and grants. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a memorable day. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Tour Tickets:
Back Door Kitchen Tour tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Advance ticket sales begin September 1 at select area retail outlets (listed below) and online. Online tickets sales are available beginning September 1 until October 9, 2015 at 6 P.M., through PayPal on the ROW website at www.rowilmington.org. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the Tour at any of the nine Tour homes and the Bellamy Mansion (located at the corner of 5th and Market Streets). Group tickets for organized groups of 10 or more also are available through ROW Treasurer Paul Mason at email@example.com or 910-772-1502.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at these retailers:
The 2015 Tour Homes.
Here are the the nine beautiful and very special homes on the 2015 Tour:
About the Back Door Kitchen Tour:
ROW's annual Back Door Kitchen Tour opens to visitors the kitchens of nine beautiful Historic District homes. Tour-goers see the kitchens, each with a unique combination of beauty, functionality and adaptability, as well as the gardens and other portions of the ground floors of these historic district homes. You might even see something you want to add to your kitchen.
Proceeds from the BDKT go to fund ROW projects and grants to Wilmington nonprofits. Most famously, ROW used BDKT proceeds to purchase the statue of the Venus Flytrap by Paul Hill, titled "Southern Hospitality," which sits on the Riverwalk at the foot of Market Street.
You may learn more about ROW's donations and grants at THIS PAGE.
The 2014 Tour featured these nine beautiful homes, one garden and Miss Dolly's right-of-way garden (not pictured).
Get Tour Updates:
Would you like to receive information from ROW about future historic home tours? We will let you know if you leave your email with Sign Up For BDKT Updates.
Back Door Kitchen Tours In The News:
ROW member Phillis Thompson wrote a wonderful piece about the Tour. It does a great job explaining why we love living in this neighborhood. You may read her essay HERE. It is timeless.
WWAY's Randy Aldridge interviewed Mindy Heu and Paul Lawler about the 2013 tour. You may see the interview HERE.
Ben Steelman of the Star News wrote a great profile of the homes on the 2013 tour. You may read it Steelman writeup.
WHQR personality Jemila Ericson interview homeowner Alicia Ross (2015 BDKT Chair) and Lawler (2013 ROW President and BDKT Chair). You may listen to the interview at WHQR Interview.
ROW had a grand event at Crescent Moon unveiling the 2013 BDKT raffle art. WWAY TV covered the event and you may see its coverage HERE.
Thanks to our Sponsors, Advertisers and Business Friends of ROW
The Tour would not be as successful without the support of the Wilmington business community. Please thanks these businesses when you see them.