MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) - The Mobile Historic Homes Tour kicked off Friday and will continue Saturday. The tour will feature six historic homes in Mobile.
"We have wonderful examples of beautiful buildings that were built in the 1800s and the early 1900s, and it's what gives us character. It's what makes this city a place that people want to visit," said Chairman of Home Tours Penny Gendy.
Many have already made their way to the Port City, and more are expected Saturday for the annual Mobile Historic Home Tour. The tour consists of 6 historic homes including Landmark Hall, The Flowers Home, and Isbell Home. Most of the homes were built in the 1800's.
So what can you expect to see and learn on the tour?
"They're going to see wonderful examples of real Mobile architecture, and they're going to hear wonderful stories about the people who live lived there," said Gendy.
She added, "Most of the people that are guiding in there are descendants of the original builder of the house."
That guide would be Torrey Dekeyser.
"I'm a descendant of Willis Roberts who was the one who built the original back part of this home," said Dekeyser.
She stated she has enjoyed teaching tourists about her family history.
"And very much have kept up with diaries that were kept by ancestors of ours, portraits that were taken and passed down through generation," said Dekeyser.
If you would like to purchase tickets for $25, click on the link: http://www.historicmobile.org/
All proceeds will benefit the Historic Mobile Preservation Society and the Oakleigh Historic Complex.