Historic Garden Week tours are the perfect way to enjoy Virginia's unique regions. For eight days every spring visitors are welcomed to nearly 250 of Virginia's most picturesque gardens and private homes showcased in tours during "America's Largest Open House." Historic Garden Week is sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia. Since the first restoration in 1929 at Kenmore, George Washington’s sister’s house in Fredericksburg, the Garden Club of Virginia has used proceeds from its signature event, Historic Garden Week, to fund the restoration and preservation of more than 40 of Virginia’s historic public gardens and landscapes, a research fellowship program and a new initiative with Virginia State Parks. The Garden Club of Virginia was instrumental in establishing these parks, also in 1929, the year of the first Historic Garden Week. Click here to download tour itinerary map below. Click here download tour suggestions by area.