EVENTS WITH PRESERVATION BURLINGTON
As part of Preservation Burlington's mission, we provide occasional Home Repair Workshops, Open Houses, Holiday Tours and Garden Tours in different historic homes & buildings to show you the basics of owning an older home. We love these homes for their character, and now you can learn the beauty of restoring them yourselves!
Workshops are free for our members and event tickets are available at a discounted member-only rate. You can become a member at any event or workshop, or sign up online in the "Shop" section of our website.
Monthly Board Meetings
Want to learn more about Preservation Burlington? Please join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month upstairs at Persnickety Books in Historic Downtown Burlington, NC at 6:30p.
Monthly on the 2nd Wednesday at 6:30p.
347 S Main St.
Burlington, NC 27215
To RSVP or if you have any questions, please give us a call at
If you are interested in more information about becoming a board member please send us an email!
Historic District Walking Tours
Location: Burlington National Register Historic Districts
In 2021, we began created mini walking tours in an effort to update descriptions and photos of homes in the City of Burlington's several Historic Districts. These tours are self guided and can be done at any time at your own pace.
Past Events with Preservation Burlington
6.11.22 Thomas Day & Milton, NC Walking Tour
Preservation Burlington partnered with the Milton Renaissance Foundation to experience the master craftsmanship of Thomas Day (a free man of color in the 1800's) and the town that celebrates his legacy.
Old Red House Open House and Tour
Thursday, April 21st, 1:00-2:30
Location: 511 West Davis Street, Burlington, NC
We hosted an exclusive member tour of "The Old Red House" located at 511 W Davis Street. This was formerly the old Red Cross Building. It has been completely renovated into 4 luxury apartments that will be rented in the coming weeks. This tour was a free event open to all Preservation Burlington members and a guest.
4.23.22 Trees of Historic Burlington
We will began the walking tour with a presentation at the Burlington Arboretum, 408 E Willowbrook, Burlington, and continued down West Davis Street. Certified Arborist Jorge Grafton Obando with Incana Arborist, LLC guided tour goers as they learned about trees that are common to historic neighborhoods. This was a free event and was open to the public
Salvage Operation Workdays
Occasionally, we have requests to salvage architectural items from homes. These homes and buildings are either about to undergo a renovation, or are slated for demolition. We do our best to save these items from the landfill and make them available for future owners to put to good use. For more information about our salvage projects and The Salvage Shop, please click here.
Who's your house's daddy? A Workshop on researching genealogy.
2.9.19 Presented by Michele Koebrich, H-Co Properties
We had a wonderful workshop on all of the FREE ways to research and discover the people who lived in your home. Workshop materials are available by clicking here.
You Can Do It! Home Maintenance Workshop, 9.23.17
Company Shops Market, Host: Seth Shoffner
Who doesn't love super easy tips and tricks to save money? Seth Shoffner with S.H. Shoffner Constructionshared helpful and simple tips on how to prevent costly home repairs and save tens of thousands in home expenses! Photo Credits: Roger Moore, Faith Grant
Vintage Treasures Pop-Up Sale, 5.20.17
We had our first neighborhood yard sale event! We invited neighbors throughout the historic district to Glenwood Avenue to participate in a huge yard sale extravaganza! Photo Credits: Darrell Coble
Window Restoration Workshop, 2.18.17
Lynco Studios, Host: Tom Cowan
We had our first workshop with many restoration enthusiasts in attendance! Our host, Tom Cowan, artfully demonstrated the ease of repairing your existing wood windows. From replacing wood to installing replacement glass panes and reglazing, this workshop equipped attendees with the knowledge needed to tackle their own restoration project! For access to the workshop materials, click here. Photo Credits: Darrell Coble