House tour returns to Mount Jackson on Saturday

Five homes and the historic Union Church will be open to residents on Saturday during the Mount Jackson Historical Homes Tour.

Kenna Fansler, Mount Jackson Museum president, said this is the first year since 1990 that Mount Jackson has had the tour.  The museum and the Mount Jackson Garden Club are sponsoring the tour.

“People are always curious to see how a home has been renovated and restored,” Fansler said. “Many of the homes on Saturday’s tour have done just that. Plus people are always eager to see and enjoy the décor and gardens of most homes.”

Among those spotlighted on the tour are some of Mount Jackson’s most historic homes:

• The Pennybacker House, 6036 Main St. It was built around 1805 and is known for its circular staircase. The home was recently renovated by owner Kenna Fansler.

• Mill Creek Manor, 303 Orchard Drive, was built in 1830 and recently purchased and renovated by Gail Scherer.

• The W.E. Carroll House, 244 Tisinger St., owned by Marylyn Peck.

• The Strathmore House, 658 Wissler Road, was built in 1892 and overlooks the Meems Bottom Covered bridge and the North Fork of the Shenandoah.

• Widow Kip’s County Inn, 355 Orchard Drive. This is an 1830 restored Victorian homestead Bed and Breakfast built by Frank Wissler.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Union Church.

If You Go

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with a rain date of 1 p.m. Sunday.

Admission: $10