Holiday Splendor on the Avenue- The 47th Annual Fan Holiday House Tour.

The 47th Annual Fan Holiday House Tour, “Holiday Splendor on the Avenue”, will take place Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December, 13th from 1PM-5PM each day.   While every holiday house tour is special, the 2009 tour will be a truly unique experience because all of the homes on the tour will be on historic Monument Avenue.   The source of pride for many of us, Monument Avenue has been named by the American Planning Association as one of the 10 Great Streets in the United States.  The Avenue is also on the National Register of Historic Places.  We are expecting a record turnout this year to take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience firsthand the beauty and grandeur of the homes on Monument Avenue.

The homeowners on this year’s tour have graciously agreed to open their homes to the community as a show of support for the Fan District Association (FDA).  The FDA is one of the largest and most active volunteer organizations in the City of Richmond, and the tour is the FDA’s only fund-raising event of the year. Participation in the Tour by homeowners and volunteers is what enables the FDA to carry out its mission- keeping the Fan District a desirable place to live for all.  Proceeds from the Tour are used for neighborhood enhancements such as school projects, tree planting, park and alley refurbishments, concerts, and collaboration with the City of Richmond Police and VCU in a Party Patrol program.  The tour also provides financial support for the FDA's community newsletter, Fan Fare, as well as the community website.


The homes on this year's tour are:


2712 Monument Avenue


2605 Monument Avenue


2512 Monument Avenue, #301


2300 Monument Avenue


2213 Monument Avenue


2206 Monument Avenue


2008 Monument Avenue


1812 Monument Avenue


1209 West Franklin Street (Monument Ave. extended)

1290 West Franklin

















1015 West Franklin Street (Monument Ave extended)



The largest home on Monument Avenue, the Branch House, which is now home to the Virginia Center for Architecture, will also be open to serve as one of the three hospitality venues.


Special Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor:




Additional Tour Details:


Free Parking

Limited parking is available at these locations

  • Retreat Hospital:2621 Grove Ave (in the parking deck, Robinson St entrance)
  • HeartFields Assisted Living: 501 N. Allen Ave.
  • Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church: 1627 Monument Ave (parking lot at rear)
  • St James Episcopal Church:  parking lot at 1130 W Franklin

 Free Trolley Shuttle service will be provided.

Hospitality Centers

For your convenience, the Fan Holiday House Tour will include three Hospitality Centers.  These centers                 feature limited parking, a trolley stop, refreshments, restroom facilities, entertainment and ticket sales.

  • Retreat Hospital ,  2621 Grove Ave (parking deck  Robinson Street entrance)
  • VCA Virginia Center for Architecture, 2501 Monument Ave
  • HeartFields Assisted Living,  501 N. Allen Ave

Retail Ticket Locations and Day of Tour Ticket Locations:

Advanced Tickets are $25
Day- of-tour tickets are $30 

ADVANCE TICKET SALES will begin on November 18 at the following locations. Only cash or check payments are accepted.

If you buy tickets online and CANNOT print out your online ticket, please come by the HeartFields Hospitality Site, 501 North Allen Avenue to pick up your tickets.  We will have a roster of all those that bought online tickets to verify.

HeartFields Hospitality Site, 501 North Allen Avenue (by the Lee Monument). The Fan:

 Strawberry Street Vineyard, 407 N. Strawberry Street

 Black Swan Books, 2601 W. Main Street



 Belmont Butchery, 15 N. Belmont Avenue

 Compleat Gourmet, 3030 W. Cary Street



Papeterie, 3048 Stony Point Rd., Stony Point Shopping Center(Huguenot and Buford Rd)

Garden Place, 13541 Midlothian Tpke, Midlothian Station Shopping Center

Williams & Sherrill, 2003 Huguenot Road, Huguenot Village Shopping Center


West End:

Hampton House, 5720 W. Grove Avenue
Tweed, 11743 W. Broad Street, The Shoppes at Westgate
Carol Pipes Interior Design, 10620 Patterson Ave., Canterbury Shopping Center  




Tickets will be sold during tour hours at the following locations (Please note only one location accepts charge cards on day of tour):

Retreat Hospital, 2621 Grove Avenue (charge cards, check or cash accepted) 
VCA Virginia Center for Architecture, 2501 Monument Ave (cash or check only)
Strawberry Street Vineyard,  407 N. Strawberry Street (cash or check only)
Heart Fields Assisted Living,  501 N. Allen Ave (cash or check only)

GROUP RATES are available at a 20% discount per ticket for groups of 10 or more if purchased in a block at the same time at retail locations prior to the tour. 


  • High-heeled shoes are not allowed, as they damage historic wood floors. Flat-soled shoes are safe and more comfortable for strolling uneven sidewalks.
  • As a courtesy to fellow tour guests, please turn off cell phones inside tour properties.
  • Photography and videotaping are not allowed inside tour homes.
  • No smoking, eating or drinking inside tour homes.
  • Backpacks and strollers are not allowed inside tour homes.
  • Please remember that you will be touring private residences so please do not touch furniture and decorative objects.
  • Private homes are not handicap accessible and wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.

Houses will be open on Saturday and Sunday rain or shine.
All sales are final.

Name Sales End Price Fee
Advanced Online Ticket   Ended $25 $2.37

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