26th Annual Kitchen Tour: 2017
The Music Hall is proud to present its 26th Annual Kitchen Tour, this year set in the heart of Portsmouth’s Little Harbor neighborhood. Take a stroll and admire the contemporary and vintage styles created by top designers and builders in the Seacoast. With coastal influences and historic flourishes, this year’s Kitchen Tour features breathtaking kitchens of all shapes and sizes. This is the tour for people thinking about renovation or just curious about dream kitchens. It’s the perfect get-together for Mother’s Day weekend!
This is a self-guided walking tour with an easy-to-follow map that allows you to start and finish at any house you’d like. If you are looking to turn your own kitchen dreams into reality, the craftsmen, artisans, designers, and architects involved in the kitchens are identified in the tour’s guidebook.
- This is a walking tour, make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
- Plan your route. Start at any home location, not just at Home #1.
- Leave time for lunch at one of the great downtown restaurants. Reservations recommended.
- Pick up a Kitchen Tour Cookbook at the B2W Box Office at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater.
WHAT TO BRING ON THE DAY OF THE TOUR
Kitchen Tour happens rain or shine! Pack a jacket, bring an umbrella, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Thanks to the generosity of York Hospital, every attendee will be supplied with a pair of booties for the day. Please note that outside footwear and bare feet are not permitted inside the homes. Comfortable walking shoes that are easy to slip on and off are recommended.
Visit The City of Portsmouth’s suggested public parking page to make your parking plans for the day. While visiting the homes on the tour, please respect any requests or regulations made by The City of Portsmouth, our generous homeowners, and the Kitchen Tour staff regarding parking guidelines, as well as our “hands off” and no photography policies.
DAY OF TICKET PURCHASES & RESTROOMS
During your tour, be sure to visit The Music Hall at 28 Chestnut St. Here you can purchase tickets, pick up maps, and use the award-winning restrooms. Copies of the 25th Anniversary Kitchen Tour Cookbook are also available to purchase here.
FOOD & PROVISIONS
Be sure to visit the many local businesses in downtown Portsmouth who support the Kitchen Tour and are featured on our Kitchen Tour Map. With so many unique restaurants and cafes located downtown, there’s sure to be something for you.
A NOTE ON HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY
Please note that due to the locations of homes, not all homes are handicap accessible. This tour is not recommended for guests who use wheelchairs. Please be warned that home entrances and exits may require the climbing of stairs.
Kitchen Tour Sponsors:
- A&M Paint and Wallpaper
- Advanced Custom Cabinets
- Arens Stoneworks
- Avery Insurance
- Bartlett Tree Experts
- Brendan McNamara, Inc.
- Coastal Windows and Siding
- Carrie Barron, Realtor, Bean Group
- CP Building Supply
- DC Home Systems
- Frances G. Hodges Interiors
- F.W. Webb Company
- Greg West Photography
- Jacquelyn Nooney Landscape, Inc.
- Martin Building Solutions
- Mighty Roots
- Morningstar Stone and Tile
- Morr Interiors
- New England Home Magazine
- Olde Port Properties
- Portico Fine Tile & Design
- Portsmouth Bath Company LLC
- Rolling Green Nursery
- State Street Discount
- Stonewall Kitchen
- Susan Durling Designs
- Terra Firma Landscape Architecture
- TMS Architects