Gary Freeman, Townsquare Media
Gary Freeman, Townsquare Media

The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board will host its 3rd Annual "Tour the Legend" Homes Tour on September 12.

Stephanie Lowe, Planner with the City of Cheyenne Development Department, says this year's theme celebrates the state's 125th Anniversary with homes of former Wyoming governors.

"We have some really great and unique historic homes in town," said Lowe. "This tour is a little bit different from other home tours that are done in the community in that these houses and buildings are physically opened up. People are able to go inside the homes and learn a little bit about the history of the home and also some of the construction features, what the homeowners have done to keep it in its great shape or what they've changed or remodeled over the years."

This year's homes include:

  • The Historic Governors’ Mansion, 300 E. 21st Street
  • Crook House (Governor William Richards), Wyoming Children’s Society, 314 E. 21st Street
  • Bailey, Stock, Harmon & Cottam, P.C., 221 E. 21st Street
  • Governor Arthur Crane House, 3221 Dey Avenue
  • Governor William & Nellie Tayloe Ross House, 902 E. 17th Street
  • First United Methodist Church, 108 E. 18th Street

"Anybody is welcome to attend the tour," said Lowe. "It is essentially an all day event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m."

A V.I.P. reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on September 11 at the Masonic Temple in downtown Cheyenne.

Tickets are $20 for each event or $35 for both and can be purchased at the Historic Governors' Mansion, Phoenix Book Store and The Corner Stop. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the tour at any of the home locations listed above.

"We print about 350 booklets that act as tickets every year and I think last year we had maybe 150 to 200 people attend," said Lowe. "So we're looking to really increase that number."

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