The Details

Important information to help you plan your tour experience.

WHAT: The 2018 White Rock Home Tour showcasing 7 mid-century modern and contemporary modern homes.

WHEN: Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22, 2018.  The homes are open 12 pm to 5 pm each day.  The Hexter Cafe is open 11 am to 4 pm each day.

WHERE: You can start the tour at the Hexter Cafe to buy your tickets and to pick-up your online tickets.  Or you can start your tour at any of our 7 homes if you already have your paper ticket.  Six of our tour homes are located around East Dallas, and 1 tour home is 5 miles away from White Rock Lake in Garland – CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP.  You can purchase tickets at each tour home.

COST:   During tour weekend, tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at each home on the tour and also at Hexter Elementary. Children 12 and under are free.

More About Tickets

  • ONLINE TICKET BUYERS:  You do NOT need your printed online ticket, just arrive at the Hexter Cafe on tour weekend (starting at 11 am) and provide your name. You will be given a printed ticket program.
  • You can purchase tickets during tour weekend at any home on the tour, and at the Hexter Cafe for $20 each.
  • Tickets are good for either or both days.
  • Each tour home may be visited only once.
  • The tour homes may be visited in any order.
  • Tour homes are open Saturday and Sunday 12 pm until 5 pm.
  • Children 12 and under are free and do not need tickets.
  • All sales are final, no refunds will be provided.
  • All ticket money is donated directly to Hexter Elementary School.

What happens at the White Rock Home Tour?

  • If you bought your ticket online, go to Hexter Elementary Will Call to pick-up your paper ticket(s).  New ticket sales are available at every tour home during tour weekend.
  • Once you safely park and arrive at a tour home, you will be welcomed by tour volunteers who will either: (1) check your printed ticket, or (2) assist you to purchase a ticket.
  • Before you enter the home, you will put on disposable booties (aka “shoe covers”) over your shoes to prevent tracking debris into the home. Alternatively, you can wear sock feet (no bare feet, please) into the home and either leave your shoes at the door, or take your shoes with you.  (In 2018 you don’t have to wear booties or sock feet at the 4606 Chapel Hill home.)
  • WRHT Docents (usually parent volunteers and teachers at Hexter Elementary) will guide you through the home and will happily answer any questions you have about the home.
  • None of our homes this year have photography restrictions, so feel free to snap away and share your photos on social media.
  • Enjoy the experience of touring each home and have a wonderful time! We hope you will be inspired by the architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. Most of all, we appreciate your support of the White Rock Home Tour and Hexter Elementary. See you April 21 and 22, 2018!

Frequently Asked Questions + Answers

Q:  Is this a rain or shine event?
A:  Yes! The tour must go on!! Rain or shine, a home tour is a great way to spend a rainy day.  Bring your umbrella and we’ll be ready for whatever Mother Nature has planned!

Q:  Must I wear booties inside the homes?
A:  Yes – everyone (children included) must wear the provided booties or sock feet inside 6 of our tour homes. The exception is the home at 4606 Chapel Hill, which has marble floors and shoes are permitted.
Please plan ahead to wear shoes that are easily removed that you can wear with socks inside the homes, or, wear shoes that are easily covered with the booties.  We appreciate your help with this!

Q:  Is the WRHT kid-friendly?
A:  ABSOLUTELY! The White Rock Home Tour is a fun event for the entire family.  Children 12 and under are free.  We ask that parents hold the hands of small, rambunctious children inside the homes around fragile art and home goods.

Q:  Is the WRHT pet-friendly?
A:  We allow small pets only if they are carried or kept in a bag.

Q:  Is photography allowed inside the homes?
A:  YES.  We encourage you to snap away and share your photos.

Q:  Is this booklet/program thing my actual ticket?
A:  YES.  The booklet IS the ticket.  Present your booklet to volunteers at each home to gain admittance into the home.
Notice the back cover is a check-list of all the homes.  Volunteers (usually Hexter Elementary students!) will check-off each home as you visit.

Don’t miss the Hexter Cafe (at Hexter Elementary) open from 11 am – 4 pm both Saturday and Sunday during the tour.   We’ll have food trucks serving coffee, smoothies, pizza, and more!  Restrooms will be available.  Come check-out our wonderful school!

New in 2018: Pick-Up Your On-Line Tickets at Hexter Elementary

ON-LINE TICKET BUYERS:  please pick-up your paper ticket(s) at WILL CALL at the Hexter Cafe 11 am until 4 pm on tour weekend.

If you bought your $15 advance tickets online, please go to Hexter Elementary first to pick-up your paper ticket(s).  You don’t need to bring any printed Eventbrite ticket, we just need your name.  Thank you for your help as we centralize online-ticket pick-up at Hexter Elementary.  We look forward to seeing you April 21 and 22!