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Monticello Home & Heritage Tour

By Katrina Richardson
Posted: March 5, 2019
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Wrick-Simmons House, Historical Association of Jefferson County Florida

Monticello Home & Heritage Tour

The annual Monticello Tour of Homes is one of our most treasured events. Tour the stately homes, restored public buildings and glorious gardens of Monticello, Florida on Saturday, March 23rd.

Get a glimpse into the lives of the old South as you follow this self-guided tour. Eat at one of our quaint, regional restaurants and find unique gifts during our one-day-only sidewalk sales.

This season’s tour features 11 homes and properties for anyone who wants to wander into another era.

Provided by The Jefferson County Historical Association the tour is diverse with something for everyone. Over 13 homes and properties will be open to the public.


Information & Tickets:

Chamber of Commerce
420 West Washington Street

Avera-Clarke Bed & Breakfast
580 West Washington Street

Wirick-Simmons House and Historical Association Museum (pictured above)
115 Pearl Street
(corner of Jefferson St. and Pearl, accross from the post office)
Come in any Saturday from 10am – noon

Adults: $25 each
Groups of 5 or more: $20 each
Children 12 or under: $15 each


On the day of the tour, the Wirick-Simmons house will be open at 8:30am.

You will be given a booklet for the self-guided tour when you purchase.

Heritage Homes

  • Wirick-Simmons House (Jefferson County Historical Association
  • Keen-True House (Virginia True)
    1335 East Pearl St.
  • Bird-Crew House (Nancy & Bob Crew)
    1100 East Pearl St.
  • Budd-Carswell House & Cottage under renovation (Jack & Barbara Carswell)
    555 East Washington ST.
  • Shuman-Kirsh House (Sara & Fritz Kirsh)
    310 East Dogwood St.
  • Lindsay-Smith House (Susan & Jim Smith)
    685 North Jefferson St.
  • McDonald-Guy House (Suzi Guy & Tom Isphording)
    480 West Washington St.
  • Pasco-Merritt House (Terry & Doug Merritt)
    710 West Washington St.

Historic Bed & Breakfast Inns

  • Avera-Clarke House (Gretchen & Troy Avera)
    580 West Washington St.
  • Daffodale House (Kathy & Scottie Ebberbach)
    620 West Washington St.
  • The John Denham House (Pat Inmon)
    555 West Palmer Mill Road
  • The Cottage (Martha & John Michel Cravanzola)
    295 West Palmer Mill Road

Public Buildings of Interest

  • Jefferson Arts Center
    575 West Washington St.
    Exhibit: Crosby, Hobbs, & Reily;
    Canvas, Clay, & Paper Creative artistic visions from Valdosta
  • Monticello Opera House
    Open 2-4:30pm
    SW corner of Washington St. and Courthouse Circle
    Upstairs main stage theater and main floor ballroom setup for the mystery dinner play, “Clue”