Beautiful architecture and a vibrant social scene bring people to visit the Springfield Historic District, but it’s the sense of community that keeps them coming back. For one weekend a year, visitors have an opportunity to enjoy the unique character and quirks of the neighborhood by exploring some of the beautiful homes and gardens that line its tree-shaded streets. The 44th Historic Springfield Tour of Homes and Gardens, presented by The Akers Group, with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, takes place on May 13 and 14, hosted by the Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council (SPAR).
Tour hours for both Saturday and Sunday are Noon to 5 PM. Tickets purchased may be used for either day.
Want to see these historic homes while enjoying a breezy bike ride? The 2023 Bike Tour Ride is led by local history expert Leigh Burdett. Leigh provides guided rides through Jacksonville's most historic neighborhoods and is intimately familiar with the sights and history of Springfield. You’ll stop at each home along the tour route to walk through, and visit some additional sites of note.
There is no extra charge to participate in the bike tour, but it is BYOB — bring your own bike. A regular Home Tour ticket is all that's required. To reserve a spot on the tour please call (904) 945-1571. The bike tour departs from 1321 N. Main St. on Saturday, May 13 at 1 PM. It takes approximately three hours to visit all the homes and highlights along the way.