Harrodsburg’s James Harrod Trust has organized A Walk in Time, an innovative tour through the porches of historic homes along North College Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Tours will begin at a home recently purchased by the Trust — Pawling House, 223 W. Factory St.
The guided group tours will include visits to 14 porches where the guide will share the history of the homes, many of which are antebellum. Home owners also will be available for questions.
“Harrodsburg is so rich in history and the homes we will visit are some examples of the wonderful treasures we have in our community,” said Helen Dedman, chairman of the James Harrod Trust. “This is a great opportunity to learn more of the history and hear some stories about the homes and their previous owners during a casual stroll along one of Harrodsburg’s most beautiful streets. It is also almost a throwback to a past era when people visited one another on the front porch.”
The tour will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased at the Pawling House. All proceeds from the tour will go toward restoration of the house.
The Trust took ownership of the house at the corner of College and Factory Street last September. Since then the Trust has focused its efforts on stabilizing the Pawling House and preserving it for future restoration. The brick house has been a fixture in Harrodsburg for nearly 200 years. It was constructed in the original town plat sometime before 1828 for the William Pawling family. The Pawlings were a pioneer family in Kentucky.
For additional information about the tour, call Dedman at 859-734-3381.