QQA’s 50th Spring Tour of Homes This Weekend

Mark your calendars! 

The Quapaw Quarter Association (QQA) will hold its 50th Spring Tour of Homes this Mother’s Day Weekend, May 10-11, in the Governor’s Mansion Historic District of downtown Little Rock. Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe and P. Allen Smith will serve as the event’s honorary co-chairs. 

On this year’s tour, the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and five houses on surrounding streets will be open to the public for tours: 

The Mayer Cottage 1937-38
317 West Seventeenth Street

The Pierce House c. 1881
1704 Center Street

The Turner-Back House 1884-85
1722 Center Street

The Caruth-Cochran House c. 1882
320 West Eighteenth Street

The Old Methodist Parsonage c. 1927
401 West Eighteenth Street 

The Spring Tour will also feature several events:

The Candlelight Tour, Saturday (May 10) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A dinner at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion will follow. Then, the After Party will be held at South on Main Restaurant and features live music by Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers.  

On Sunday (May 11), the Spring Tour of Homes will take place from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and also include tours of the Governor’s Mansion Parterre Garden and P. Allen Smith’s City Garden. The afternoon tour features live music, trolley rides, food vendors and more. A Sunday Brunch will be held prior to the day tour from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Historic Curran Hall.  

Tickets for the Candlelight Tour and dinner are $125 per person and include the Sunday afternoon tour. Spring Tour of Homes tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 the day of tour. Children 10 and under are free. Sunday brunch tickets are $35 each and include the afternoon tour.

To purchase tickets, click here or visit the Little Rock Visitor Information Center at Curran Hall on 615 E. Capitol Avenue. Proceeds benefit the historic preservation programs of the QQA.  

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