The Jerome Chamber of Commerce is putting the finishing touches on the 54th Annual Jerome Historic Home & Building Tour. This is the longest running home tour in the state of Arizona, and will feature several remarkable homes, along with some public buildings. Located atop Cleopatra Hill, between Sedona and Prescott, Jerome, Arizona was once known as “The Wickedest Town in the West.” Saloons and brothels lined the streets of this mining town that produced over a billion dollars in gold, copper, silver and zinc over the course of 70 years. In 1953, when the mines played out, Jerome became a ghost town and the population dwindled down to about 50 residents. The 1960’s & 70’s brought new life to this decaying ghost town, with an influx of artists and hippies. Today, many of the old buildings from the 1890’s are still standing, restored and repurposed by an eclectic mix of artists and craftsmen, making for the most fascinating of home tours! We always look forward to this opportunity to explore these historic gems. Jerome does a fantastic job with this tour—shuttling us from one place to the next in 15-passenger vans. Docents and some of the home owners will be available to answer questions and share the history of the homes. We’ll arrive in town early, with our pre-ordered tickets in hand, and start the day with lunch on self, at the restaurant of your choice, and Jerome is home to many great restaurants.
Depart: NW 8 a.m. Phx 8:30 a.m. Mesa 9 a.m. R: 6 p.m.