The 12th annual Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes will be December 7-8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., both days.

Tickets are $15 for one, or $25 for two, and may be purchased at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, at www.aransashistorycenter.org, or at any of the homes during the tour.

“We had folks who were coming into town and getting home after dark, so we changed the hours this year,” said Tour Chair Kam Wagert.

The tour features two homes in Fulton, and three in Rockport. All of the homes are at least 50 years old.

The boyhood home of County Surveyor Jerry Brundrett is on the tour, as is the boyhood home of John Freeman, who wrote a book about growing up in Rockport, A Childhood by the Sea.

Docents in period attire to match the ages of the homes will be on site to point out items of interest in the rooms, and tell the history of the homes and their owners.

Tour Wardrobe Chair Dawn Bechtol said, “We have now accumulated more than 100 dresses, skirts, and blouses and close to 150 hats (many of them vintage) for our docents to wear during the tour.”

The tour is meant to showcase the history of Aransas County and to allow visitors inside private homes. Several of the homeowners will be on hand to tell about their homes and share personal stories with the visitors.

Refreshments will be served at the Fulton Schoolhouse Museum.

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