Celebrate the spirit of a Cornstalk Heights Christmas. Explore our charming turn of the century
neighborhood, visit one of the last remaining Carnegie Libraries, and see some of the finest historic
homes built in Harriman - the ‘Town that Temperance Built’ - Victorian architecture and charm are only
a part of your experience as you are greeted by warm faces of the residents and hear their tales of
Harriman’s history. Your tour will start at one of the last remaining Carnegie Libraries, where you will
purchase your tickets. Your tour will consist of 10 beautifully decorated homes, 2 historic churches as
well as enjoying home baked goodies at our very own Hospitality House, all decorated for the Christmas
season. All homes are circa 1890’s to early 1900’s.
Saturday tours begin at 12:00 pm (noon) until 6:00 pm, Sunday tours begin at 1:00 pm until
6:00 pm. The starting point for tours is at the Harriman Library, 601 Walden Ave, and
participants are able to visit the homes at their own pace (ticket entry is good for both
days). Tickets may be purchased for $15.00/guest, $5 for children under 12 at the Library the
day of the tours. Children 3 and under are free.
The majority of the homes and churches are within the Cornstalk Heights Residential
Community, which is a Registered Historic District designated by the US Department of the
Interior. Historic Harriman was founded in 1890, when the Great Land Sale auctioned off
downtown and residential lots during the last 3 days of February, 1890. Most residences within
the Cornstalk Heights Historic District are Victorian style dating back to this time. Other historic
home styles on tour are also vintage (no homes on tour are recent construction or in active
CHHCO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and conducts the Hauntings of Historic Harriman
and Christmas Tour of Homes as fund raisers to promote the restoration, preservation,
protection and use of Harriman’s historical community. None of the home owners, tour
volunteers or other individuals within the organization are compensated for their efforts.