The 49th Annual Tour of Homes

September 18th, 2022

The Benton House Association proudly presents its annual Benton House Tour of Homes and Classy Car Show on Sunday, September 18th from 12 pm to 5pm. Celebrating its 49th year, this year’s tour features many historical homes and landmarks, showcasing the rich history and architectural diversity of the Irvington community.

We are proud to present 6 homes and one professional building in addition to The Benton House and The Bona Thompson Memorial Center:

  • 51 N. Irvington Ave.
  • 110 S. Downey Ave.
  • 36 S. Ritter Ave.
  • 951 N. Arlington Ave.
  • 5706 E. Michigan St.
  • 135 S. Audubon Rd.
  • 5276 E. Pleasant Run Parkway N. Dr.

Be sure to stop by the Benton House to take a tour of this magnificent piece of Indianapolis history. We will also be featuring the classy car show on the Benton House grounds as well as featuring live music by Audio Diner and food from H & S Burgers for purchase!

All proceeds from the Home Tour & Car Show benefit the maintenance of this historic gem located at 312 South Downey Avenue.

Tickets are $15 in advance of the tour and $20 the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at any of the tour stops on the day of the tour. Those buying their ticket with a credit card on the day of the tour need to do so at The Benton House.

The annual Benton House Tour of Homes is the biggest fundraiser for the Historic Benton House. All proceeds from the tour will go directly towards the upkeep and maintenance of the house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Proceeds from past tours have gone towards permanent signage in the front yard, a new slate roof, gutters and downspouts, new event chairs, landscaping, and foundation repairs, just to name a few. We appreciate your support for this important event.

Built in 1873, the Benton House was once home of Butler University president Dr. Allen R. Benton.

We would like to thank the corporate sponsors of this year’s tour. It would not be possible without their support. Please let them know how much you appreciate them by frequenting them often! (To be updated as sponsorships arrive!)

Named one of Indianapolis Monthly’s ‘hot neighborhoods’ and the next foodie ‘hot spot’ by the Indy Star, Irvington is the city’s largest historic district, founded in 1870. It’s currently seeing yet another boom of new business moving in. The home tour is also one of the the first in the lineup of great events during the fall in Irvington, culminating with Irvington’s famous Halloween festival. Make this year’s Home Tour your reason to “Discover Irvington.”

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