Historic homes tour kicks off tonight with access to courthouse

The Bartholomew County Historical Society is offering a behind the scenes look at some famous area homes and other buildings with an “Open Door Tour” today and tomorrow.

Events will kick off from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight with a VIP tour of the courthouse and a reception at Remax Realty, says Diane Robbins with the historical society.

Saturday will feature nine homes that are more than 100 years old on a downtown walking tour, says Diane Robbins with the historical society.

Saturday’s events will wrap up with with a home and garden tour at the Inn at Irwin Gardens from 3 to 7 p.m. and cash bar reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets for tonight’s VIP event are $50. Saturday’s tour is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit educational programing and historic preservation efforts.

For tickets, or more information, visit bartholomewhistory.org.