Westmoreland County Historical Society

Historic House Tour

Knowing the history of our homes and the residents who preceded us enhances our sense of place and belonging, and reflects our understanding that a big part of who we are is a product of those who came before us. History gives us context, which in turn provides direction, and makes us better decision makers. That is why history is important, and why the Westmoreland County Historical Society is so committed to this event.

2017 Information

Toast the Tour Friday evening, September 8 from 6 to 8 PMStauffer House.jpg


 Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres along with a private tour will be held at the 1822 Abraham Stauffer House near Scottdale. 

Tickets for the Toast the Tour cocktail party are $65 and require advance purchase from the Historical Society. 724-532-1935 x215.  


 September 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. features A Tale of Two Neighborhoods!

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Two homes are in Academy Hill, built during the heyday of wealth in Greensburg, the turn of the 20th century.   The other neighborhood is Norvelt, a New Deal Depression-Era Community.  Visit the interior of an original house, style #601R. There will be an outside tour of various other properties, as well as an exhibit of Norvelt artifacts and memorabilia. 

Also near Norvelt visit: 

All ticket holders will receive a map with directions to each location and a keepsake booklet with historical information.

Advance sale tickets for the Saturday Tour are $25.  Tickets are available at: 

On tour day, tickets are $30.