OctoberTour 2020

Thursday, October 8 - After hours Meet and Greet w/special guest

Friday, October 9 - Patrons' Party

OctoberTour of Historic Homes 

Saturday, October 10

Sunday, October 11

sm HSF Generic Logo Final

14 2 Bank_Street_resized _DSC0724_resized _DSC5234_resized _DSC5286_resized _DSC5406_resized _DSC5498_resized
preload image preload image

Coming Soon!

OctoberTour 2020 - Celebrating 45 years!

October 10th and 11th, 2020

OctoberTour 2019

 2019 Homes collage


Fall is a special time in the North Carolina Piedmont. As autumn colors begin to arrive, the rich history and architecture of Salisbury and Rowan County is showcased in Historic Salisbury Foundation's annual OctoberTour of Historic Homes.

Visit private, historic buildings and experience Salisbury and Rowan County's charm in a few of its ten districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Trolley rides, food and craft vendors, children's activities, artists and musical entertainment make this one event you don't want to miss.

Mark your calendar for October 10 & 11, 2020 and plan your relaxing weekend getaway to historic Salisbury. For more details about OctoberTour, visit the Tour website www.OctoberTour.com.

Salisbury combines a long, colorful history with a variety of preserved and reused historic buildings.

Founded in 1753, Salisbury was a frontier town that knew the great and near-great historic figures of early America. Daniel Boone started his wilderness journey from here in 1769. Andrew Jackson studied law in this town and was admitted to the bar here in 1787. George Washington stayed in Salisbury on his famous Southern Tour in 1791.

During the War Between the States, a major Confederate prison was located here, and now a small national cemetery near the center of town is the resting place for soldiers from that war and later wars. With the establishment of the railroad in 1855, Salisbury became a mainline town that gradually attracted industry and grew as a governmental, judicial, and commercial center for this area of Piedmont North Carolina.

Currently, Salisbury has ten historic districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places, a total of 1,204 commercial, industrial, and residential buildings.

Salisbury is proud to have major buildings and elements of a southern town of a century or more earlier, including two courthouses (1855) (1912); the railroad passenger station (1908); an early theater (1915); church structures from 1828; the fire house (1896); the old post office (1913); a roller mill (1896); a lively commercial downtown with buildings largely intact from another era; and preserved older residential neighborhoods, several of which join the commercial downtown.

Thank Your to our 2019 Sponsors!


Carolyn and Gordon Hurley

Salisbury Post logo


Greek Revival

 Gavine, Andrew, and Theresa Pitner

Alice and Fred Stanback



   Caniche Logo new       DGN logo        FM bw Logo BW stroke No Tagline      CloningerFord

Barb and Cliff Sorel 


Darlene Ball Kathy and Dennis Hill  Marcia and Randy Reamer
Nancy and Edward Clement Rosalie and John Laughlin Wyndham Robertson
Kay and Raymond Coltrain Betty and Bud Mickle Susan Sides
Wivianny and Ryan DeHaas Susan and Edward Norvell Nancy Stanback
Friends of the Salisbury Community Foundation Elizabeth and Owen Norvell Susan and Robert Whitaker
Shari and Bill Graham David Post Whitney and Brannon Williams




Arey Realty 

Cathy Griffin Cent 21   
centralpiedmontbuilders  Fisher Realtylogo sm Fisher Const
Fortner 25th anniv logo 


Ketner and Assoc 

TheLetteredLily sm 


      NH Logo Reg 1

Salisbury Endodontics logo 
Wells Fargo                                                WallaceRealty WFDD RGB300dpi Stacked Feb 2015 
       Venue Services 8x5 Transparent  



                         Busby and Webb Gerry Wood                            Mean Mug logo
Gwinn and Matt Barr   Diane Hooper


Additional Support 

Brown Antique Equipment logo small Godleys Salisbury Wine Shop