The Sunset Heights neighborhood is one of the prettiest and most historic in El Paso. The westside neighborhood is so walkable and everywhere you look there is amazing architecture in the homes that make up the area. Every year for almost two decades, some of the homes in the area have been open to the public for the Sunset Heights Tour of Homes. This year's tour will be held on Saturday October 2 from noon - 4 p.m.

You'll need to buy tickets for the tour. You will not be allowed in any of the homes without a pre-paid ticket. Tickets will not be available at the individual homes and tickets will be checked at the doors of each home. Proceeds from the tour go toward the Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association. The Association helps residents keep up their historic properties so that we can continue to enjoy the area.

Patricia Martinez

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 10 and under. You can either pre-buy the tickets, which I suggest because this is a well-attended event, or buy them day-of at the Hal Marcus Gallery at 1308 N. Oregon. You can also buy them at the Burges House, the headquarters of the El Paso Historical Society, at 603 W. Yandell.

You can get more information by calling the Hal Marcus Gallery at (915) 533-9090, or the El Paso County Historical Society (915) 533-3603. Check out details about the neighborhood on the Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association Facebook page.

1. 603 W. Yandell – The Burges House – for day of tickets: 12 pm

2. 1013 W. Yandell Dr. – Trost House /McGregor Home

Sunset Heights Neighborhood Assoc.

3. 525 Corto Way – Kohlberg Residence/ Fischer Home

Sunset Heights Neighborhood Assoc.

4. 600 Prospect St. – Torres Home

Sunset Heights Neighborhood Assoc.

5. 510 N. Santa Fe St. - Sunset Heights Exhibit El Paso Museum of History 10 am – 6 pm

Sunset Heights Neighborhood Assoc.

6. 1308 N. Oregon St. – Hal Marcus Gallery – for day of tickets: 10 am – 4 pm

Sunset Heights Neighborhood Assoc.

The Sunset Heights neighborhood one of the first planned neighborhoods in the state. Some of the homes on this year’s tour date back to the early 1900’s. They are real treasures in our city and the money raised during the tour will help people who own them maintain the historical integrity of the neighborhood.

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