March 17 & 18, 2023

Come for the history, stay for the hospitality!

The 47th Historic Selma Tour of Homes will begin Friday evening at 6pm, March 17, 2023, with a reception of at the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum. Live harp music will be provided by Old Town resident Eric Allison. Explore this WONDERFUL building and all the history it has contributed to our city of Selma since 1847.

You’ll be entertained and educated by the speakers from Atlantic Heritage as they present an enlightening program on the Architectural Preservation of Selma and Dallas County. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

The next day, Saturday, March 18, will showcase five historic homes from Selma to Sardis, a museum, a church, a business, and art from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The day will end as you stroll through the serene and peaceful Old Live Oak Cemetery. Various “ghosts” will visit from 4:30 until 6:30. Visitors will be captivated by the stories of humor, perseverance, and tragedy as history comes alive. More details are available on the 23 Tour link.

Tourists from throughout the state, and the world at large, are fascinated with the diverse history and architecture found in Selma, and you will be too. Among those visitors eager to experience the diverse history and architecture featured in Selma’s Tour of Homes is Angie Detoro. Angie has attended the event almost every year for the past 10 years and speaks glowingly about her experience:

“I drive from Colorado to Tennessee to pick up my mom and sister, then continue the drive to Alabama. We love the beautiful architectural history of Selma. We appreciate the efforts of the Selma Committee who make this possible, the countless volunteers we have met over the years, and the individuals who so graciously open their lovely homes for the tour. We look forward to attending this year.”

We invite you to join Angie.

Updates will be posted on Facebook at “Historic Selma Tour of Homes.”  You may also email or call 334-412-8550.

Sponsored by the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society, Pilgrimage began in 1976 as a way to share the city’s variety of architectural styles and rich history. Selma’s historic district features more than 1200 structures.

Please click here for a flyer and map to our venues.

A very special thanks to Janet Gresham for her wonderful photography and copy writing on our brochure and this website. I’d also like to thank Mickey Mathews and Alaina Denean Deshazo for the photographs, Andy Burton for his technical help and the Selma Times Journal  for their contributions. If you have questions about the tour, please email us at and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible. Hope to see you at one of the best events in Alabama, Selma’s 47th Historic Tour of Homes.