Tour of homes

march 8 & 9, 2024



Join us for the 48th Annual Historic Selma Tour of Homes!

The Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society (SDCHPS) is proud to host the 48th Annual Historic Selma Tour of Homes in Selma, Alabama, on March 8 & 9, 2024. 
Beginning Friday evening, March 8, the SDCHPS will host a welcome reception and guest speaker at Sturdivant Hall Museum to kick-off the Tour of Homes event. The featured evening presentation will be “The Architects Who Shaped Selma” by Susan A. Besser, O’More School of Design. Ms. Besser is a Tennessee Registered Interior Designer and passionate preservationist with a Masters in Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. She has been teaching at O’More School of Design for twenty years focusing on historic preservation, sustainability, kitchen design, and design history classes. Ms. Besser is currently working on her book “The Architecture of Selma — The Forgotten City,” which features historic buildings from Selma’s National Register Historic Districts and key African-American buildings. 



Beautiful Dallas County homes and other historic sites will be open for tours on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stroll through stunning historic buildings, many that have been restored following Selma’s devastating January 2023 tornado. Shop art, antiques, home & outdoor goods at local spots Look Boutique, Four Seasons Garden Center, Selma Art Guild, and the Anderson Gallery. See full tour list below. And don’t forget to visit Old Live Oak Cemetery on Saturday evening for guided tours to meet the “ghostly” residents of old Selma — tours at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
We look forward to welcoming you all for another weekend of history & hospitality in Dallas County!




Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite (linked below) or in-person on Friday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum, 109 Union Street, from 6-8 p.m., at Sturdivant Hall Museum, 713 Mabry Street, and on Saturday, March 9, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum, 109 Union Street. For any questions or information requests, you may call 334-412-8550 or email

package Ticket

A pass to all Friday & Saturday activities, including:

  • Friday evening reception & special presentation
  • Entrance to all homes, churches, and museums on the Saturday tour
  • Saturday evening Live Oak Cemetery Ghost Tour


Purchase Tickets Online


Cemetery Tour Ticket

Various “ghosts” will visit historic Old Live Oak Cemetery at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 on Saturday. Tour tickets can be purchased for $10.00 each at the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum or at Old Live Oak Cemetery with cash during the tour. This is the only ticket that may be purchased separately.

(Note: the Cemetery Tour is included in the package ticket)