Fortwood continues its tradition with a spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

Building on the success of its previous Holiday Tour sell-out event, the Historic Fortwood Neighborhood Association is hosting a second Tour of Homes on Friday,
May 16 from 5 p.m- 9p.m. and Saturday, May 17th from 11a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fortwood, one of three original Civil War Forts in Chattanooga, was rebuilt as a neighborhood in the early 1880s. The tour will include ten different architecturally significant homes built around the turn-of-the-century. Residents will share the period detail and personal charm of their homes with visitors. This year, the Tour will also feature the Gardens of Fortwood. Friday evening events will include free horse drawn carriage rides, musical entertainment and refreshments. Saturday events will feature free vintage car rides and entertainment by the Jericho Brass. Chancellor Bill Stacy of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Bob Corker, the Mayor of Chattanooga are the Honorary Co-Chairmen of the Fortwood Tour of Homes and Gardens.

The Children’s Advocacy Center, American Cancer Society and Orange Grove Center, three non-profit organizations located in the Fortwood Historic District will profit from this event.

Tickets for the 2003 Fortwood Tour of Homes and Gardens are available in advance at a tax-deductible cost of $20 per person or $25 the day of the tour. For more information, call the Children’s Advocacy Center at 423/266-6918.