The 2016 Rockport Tour of Homes is Saturday, April 9, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and Sunday, April 10, from noon – 5:00 p.m. It is a self-guided tour of both historic and modern homes in Rockport, and you may start at any location. Be sure to fill out the ticket stub for a chance to win a gift certificate to Maison.
From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on both days of the Tour, the Rockport Yacht Club will be selling freshly grilled hamburgers.
On Saturday, April 9, there will be an opening reception for a solo exhibition of works by local artist Kay Barnebey. The opening reception is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Rockport Center for the Arts.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are tickets? Where can I buy them?
Tickets are $20 each, and 2 for $35 up until Friday, April 8. The Saturday & Sunday of the Tour, all tickets are $20 each.
During the Tour, you may purchase tickets at the Rockport Center for the Arts or at any of the stops on the Tour. To purchase tickets ahead of time, buy online at www.rockporttourofhomes.com, in person at Rockport Center for the Arts, or over the phone by calling 361.729.5519. Tickets purchased online or over the phone will not be mailed, but can be picked up at the Rockport Center for the Arts.
Do members of the Rockport Center for the Arts get free tickets?
Members of the Rockport Center for the Arts at the Sustainer, Benefactor, or Lifetime Benefactor Level get 2 free tickets to the Tour of Homes. These tickets have been mailed.
Are there discounts for seniors or children?
Children under the age of 5 are free. There is no senior discount.
Where does the Tour start?
Anywhere you’d like! There are maps available on this website. You will also receive a Tour brochure with your purchase of tickets. The brochure will feature a map and write-ups of all the homes.
What happens if it rains?
The Tour will still happen in case of rain. Certain homes may require you to remove your shoes or wear booties (we will provide) to avoid tracking in mud or moisture.
Can I take photos inside the homes?
Out of respect for the homeowners, no photography or video is allowed inside the homes.
Do I have to visit all homes on one day?
No, you are free to visit the homes at your leisure.
What is your refund policy?
All sales are final. We regret that we cannot offer refunds. Please know that all ticket sales go to fund the free public programming the Rockport Center for the Arts hosts each year.
Are there bathrooms on the Tour?
You may use the toilets at the Rockport Center for the Arts or the Rockport Yacht Club. There are no public bathrooms at the Homes.