Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take pictures inside the homes? 

No, taking pictures of the interior of homes is not allowed for homeowner privacy purposes. You are more than welcome to take pictures of the exteriors though!

Photography is only allowed by our media relation, Creative Salem. You can view pictures from the event in our Facebook albums by clicking here.

Are children allowed on the tour?

Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on the tour (unless they are in a front pack). Children 6 and older are welcome to attend the tour but must have a ticket as well.

Can I bring my umbrella/backpack/shopping bags into the houses?

No, any large parcel deemed hazardous to moving about in the house cannot be brought inside the houses. We have a guide at the front door who will try to keep an eye on it, but we don’t have a ‘coat check’ type system and cannot be responsible for your things.

Can I bring my pet with me?   

No, pets cannot be brought inside the houses on the tour.

Where are the restrooms? 

Free restrooms are available at tour headquarters and at several city locations. No use of private restrooms in homes on the tour.

What kind of footwear is best for the tour? 

The tour requires a significant amount of walking so wear comfy shoes. To preserve the integrity of many home’s wood floors, we ask that you refrain from wearing sharp high-heels.

How accessible are the homes?

Most of the home tours are on one floor of the home. On occasion, a tour may cover a second floor. If you are uncomfortable with stairs, you can exit before heading up, or down.