Whether you are ready to walk down classic memory lane or peer into a domestic future, the Chatham House Tour will guide you through the most beautiful settings while visiting some of the most divine private residences in town.

According to Amy Crandall, VP of the Chatham Historical Society, house tours have been a fabric of Chatham life since the early 1980s and it was the Society itself that used to run them until the Chatham Middle School PTO took on the mantle in the early 2000s. The tour has since become the largest fundraiser for the middle school and a day to bring Chatham and surrounding communities together. On Wednesday, October 23rd, the PTO of Chatham Middle School is carrying on that tradition and inviting you to relish in the “Spark Joy House Tour”.

Chatham, settled in 1710 as a colonial village, has a character that still reflects its early heritages. Still can be seen the extensive ranges of housing styles popular in America in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  With a charming central business district on Main Street and small retail centers, Chatham has never lost its history.  Just imagine the homes.

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With numerous annual events, including the Fishing Derby at Kelley’s Pond, the Fishawack Festival, the Fourth of July Parade, and the Farmers Market, Chatham continuously celebrates and preserves its “small town” character.  And with the Chatham House Tour, you are sure to enjoy an intimate and cozy experience.  This year, 7 lovely homes can be viewed. Reflecting different lifestyles, the houses will be staged with varied themes.  As you look at some of the original structured homes, revel at the updated and modern interiors.  A true feast for the eyes, the endless brilliances will enthuse and inspire you with fresh ideas for living and hosting in your own homes. These homes feature remarkable renovations with exquisite architectural style and unique interior design. What a wonderful way to spend a fall day!

Save the date and reserve your spot on the tour by going to Community Pass to purchase your ticket or in-person at 'Art with Heart Designs' (13A Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, NJ) or Quartet (9 S. Passaic Avenue, Chatham, NJ). Advance tickets are $40 per person; $35 for senior citizens. On the day of the Tour, all tickets will be $50. Tickets are non-refundable. For more information visit our website (www.chathamhousetour.com). All proceeds will go to benefit the student programs at Chatham Middle School.

Visitors will retrieve tickets the day of the event beginning at 9:45 a.m. through 12 noon.  The ticket pickup location will be at the Fairmount Country Club, 400 Southern Boulevard, Chatham.