The Spirit Lives . . .

Oh the tales these old Huffman houses could tell. Creaky hinges and floorboards are eager to share the stories they’ve recorded for more than a century. Follow Huffman Historic Neighborhood’s residents of today as they translate the moans and groans of some of Dayton’s oldest and grandest homes.

Put on your favorite walking shoes and join us for a unique tour of the Huffman neighborhood with a spirited flair. Tour eight homes and view yards and gardens seasonally decorated for fall and Halloween. Tours begin at 54 Linden Ave. Choose from two distinct tour options:

Guided Tours:

Saturday Oct.13th tours begin every 20 minutes starting at 6:00 pm with the last tour leaving at 8:00pm.

Our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides lead you from home to home while providing facts about architecture, history, life in our historic district, along with a little spirited folk-lore thrown in for good measure. Enjoy desserts and drinks at your final stop at Huffman Place, 100 Huffman Ave. Tour group size is limited, so purchase your tickets now in advance for $10.00 or pay $15.00 at the door. (The tour takes approximately two hours.)

Self-Guided Tours

Saturday Oct. 13th, 2:00pm-5:00pm. Ticket sales end at 5:00pm.
Sunday Oct. 14
th, 2:00-8:00pm. Doors close at 8 pm.

Tour the neighborhood at your own pace. Spend as much or as little time at each site as you desire. Tickets are available in advance for a discounted price of $5.00 or purchase on the day of the tour at 54 Linden Ave. for $7.00. Enjoy homemade desserts and drinks at your last stop at Huffman Place.


From the North or South: I-75 to Third St., Exit 53A; proceed east (through downtown Dayton) approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto Linden Ave

From East or West: Take State Route 35 to Steve Whalen Blvd. Follow Linden Ave. signs and turn right onto Hamilton Ave. Turn left onto Linden Ave.

Parking at Chase Bank, corner of Linden Avenue and Third Street. On-street parking is available throughout the neighborhood.

For additional information please call 937-453-1870.

All tickets are non-refundable and will be held at WILLCALL at 54 LINDEN AVE.

Tour will be held rain or shine.

Tour Options