The 2019 Observatory Hill House Tour is scheduled for Sunday, June 2. It’s the first in a series of seasonal house tours in the Northside.

By Ashlee Green

Photo by Lauren Stauffer

The annual Observatory Hill House Tour, the first Northside house tour of the year, will take place on June 2 from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s tour, called “Observatory Hill in a Nutshell,” will highlight a historic part of the neighborhood called Acorn Hill, and starts a series of annual house tours throughout the Northside.

Discounted tickets are available for pre-sale now at observatoryhill.net. Full-price tickets will be available on the day of the event. It begins at Riverview Presbyterian Church, located at 3505 Perrysville Ave., and there are 10 stops on the self-guided tour. Stops include homes, gardens, and landmarks. Tour guests can also enjoy local craft beer, spirit, and cider tastings along the route.

Last year’s tour in Observatory Hill showcased the “Ins and Outs” of the neighborhood, including homes like this one as well as outdoor spaces. This year’s tour highlights historic Acorn Hill. Photo by Lauren Stauffer

“Putting the house tour together is a challenge every year, and this year was no exception,” said Jeff Wagner, House Tour Committee Chair, in a press release. “But with the support of our neighborhood, it always comes together. We’re pleased and excited about what we have to offer on the tour this year.”

Look out for two more house tours this June: The East Northside House Tour, taking place on Saturday, June 8 from 12 to 4 p.m., which features Troy Hill, Spring Garden, East Deutschtown and Spring Hill neighborhoods, and the Allegheny West Tour and Tasting on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.