Shadyside House Tour

The Shadyside House Tour frequency was changed with the 2019 Tour. Due to the difficulty soliciting homes and volunteers we have decided that our House Tour will take place every other year. The next targeted time frame will be fall of 2021.

ABOUT THE TOUR: This is a self guided tour. This means you can go on the tour any time between the hours of 11AM and 4PM. The amount of time it takes to visit the homes on the tour depends how much time you spend in each home but most people can visit all of the homes within 3 hours.

TICKET INFORMATION:Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour. Advance tickets can be purchased at Eureka! chocolates and gifts at 735 Copeland Street, The Inn on Negley at 740 S. Negley or online via Paypal by visiting the store section of our website at There is a surcharge for online ticket sales. Online ticket sales will end Saturday, September 21st at 5PM. And advance tickets by mail will end Monday September 16th to make sure we can get them to you on time. The ticket table will close at 3:30 on tour day.

Whether your buy your tickets online, at Eureka chocolates and gifts or at The Inn on Negley, everything begins at Winchester Thurston School on Ellsworth Avenue on tour day. Our ticket table will be inside but the entrance will have balloons and our banner on the gate on Ellsworth Avenue so you will know which entrance to go in to. This is where you will turn in your actual ticket or Paypal confirmation if you purchased them online and will receive your tour book which will gain you admittance into the homes on the tour that day. When you purchase tickets online, that email confirmation is all you need. We will not be sending you anything else! Your name will automatically be on a list generated with your name and the number of tickets you purchased online.

PARKING INFORMATION: We will be having a complimentary shuttle bus that will be circulating the route all day. The order of the homes on the map is the order the bus will be going in so we are sure people will be getting left off on the right side of the street. Walkers and drivers can visit the homes in any order you wish.

There is no designated parking at Winchester Thurston School for tour goers. You just need to park wherever you can find a spot on the street. Some people choose to drive to each home, some people ride bikes through the bike share program, many people walk and some take the complimentary busses we provide.

I hope we have answered most of your questions but in the event we didn’t, please don’t hesitate sending us an email at

We will all be working on tour day so no one will be checking our voicemail at all. You can message us on facebook or send an email to and one of us might see it and be able to respond but we might not. It is a very busy day so we hope you understand.

We hope you enjoy the House Tour and spending the day in Shadyside. There are many places to enjoy lunch or dinner and to shop. We hope that you will visit some of the businesses that are here.