photography by Will Crooks

Since 1979, hundreds of Upstate home enthusiasts have taken part in an annual tour of homes to benefit the arts.

Known as the Symphony of Homes Tour since 1982, the event annually raises tens of thousands of dollars for the symphony. Always held in early fall, the event has grown from a one-day tour to three days of open doors, plus the signature Patron Party honoring homeowners and tour sponsors. With doors flung wide, thousands have had occasion to enjoy being inspired and awed by the inside of some of our most beautiful and interesting homes.

Then and Now: The Green Valley neighborhood juxtaposes new construction and historic homes. Pictured is a Round Hill Road residence built in 2011. Also included in this year’s tour is the White Oaks mansion, home of the president of Furman University and the first large home that was built in the Green Valley area.


The Guild’s mission has always been to promote, support, and assist the Greenville Symphony Orchestra through volunteerism and fundraising. This year’s 38th annual tour take place in the Green Valley community, with the theme Mansions to Modern. Tickets are available online and directly through the Symphony Guild and its members with proceeds benefiting the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.


Green Valley: Mansions to Modern Friday-Sunday, October 7-9, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday-Saturday 1- 4 p.m. Sunday

Driving directions and maps, along with advance ticket locations and additional information are available at and on the Guild’s Facebook page. Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 on tour days. For additional information, call the Guild office at (864) 370-0965.


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