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Closer to Heaven—A Tour of Mountain Homes and Historic Buildings in the Idaho City Area

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Alban

Saturday, September 9, 10 am – 4 pm

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Alban

Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm to help a good cause and enjoy a great outing as you visit 8 interesting private homes (which are not for sale) and 2 historic buildings, in the beautiful Idaho City area.

Visit inside The Brogan House, built in 1902, and step back in time. Take a rare look in Trudy Jackson’s (of World Famous Trudy’s Kitchen) cozy cabin up on a hill overlooking Idaho City. Anne Pelletier’s artist’s studio with lots of sunny windows is a highlight, as is a beautiful view home built by the skilled craftsman homeowner himself – a real work of art! The historic buildings this year include the Boise Basin Museum, 1867, which was once a Post Office, and the Masonic Lodge #1, 1865, which is rarely open to the public, but so interesting to see.

Move at your own pace as you enjoy this is self-guided driving tour. The roads are easy and the locations well-marked.  Start at the Idaho Senior Center, which serves as Tour Headquarters where your ticket will be exchanged for a brochure/map of the tour. Also, a potato bar lunch will be served at Headquarters for $5; dessert for $3. This tour is a fundraiser for Mountain Kids Day Camp, a camp for Idaho City area kids, and all kids attend camp at no charge.  77 kids attended camp this past June, and there were 130 volunteers!

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Alban

Presale tickets are available for $10 at the Idaho City Visitors Center, or online at Tickets on the day of the event are $15, (cash and checks only). Families and businesses who would like to sponsor the event are needed. Sponsorships range from $100 to $1000 or more. Call Jennifer Alban for more information at 392-9992,, or email: See also: