YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktowners will have the opportunity this weekend to see some truly special homes in their community.
The fourth annual Historic House Tour of Yorktown will take place on Sunday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, sponsored by Douglas Dill and Houlihan Lawrence, will begin at Soundview Preparatory School with registration at 10:30 a.m.
This year’s tour showcases five historic Yorktown homes. All proceeds will benefit the Relay For Life of Yorktown.
"Each year, the owners of these historic gems open their homes and hearts to allow us to learn a little bit of what was like in our town 200 years ago," Mary Anne Ruvo, the event co-chair said.
Last year, the event raised more than $8,000 and organizers are hoping to raise more this year. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children and may be purchased at Lorese Salon or Wishes Boutique or by emailing Gina Miller at email@example.com
The tour also includes a lunch on the grounds of Soundview Preparatory School.
Homes shown include the Hallock Mill House which dates back to the late 18th century. The house was a busy industrial area during the Revolutionary War.
Other homes include the B.N. Disbro house, an 1850s style farmhouse that features an expansive entranceway and grand staircase. The Enos Lee Homestead, an 18th century home, was the residence of one of Yorktown's founding families.
The Leverich/Shipman House, which dates back to the 19th century is the only existing temple-style Greek revival house in Yorktown.
"Yorktown has such a great history," Ruvo said. "We drive by these homes that are 200 years old and nobody even blinks their eyes."