Multiple sessions available from Sat 12 May 2018 to Sun 13 May 2018

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane, Washington, 99201, United StatesView map

What: 29th Annual Mother's Day Tour

When: Saturday, May 12, or Sunday, May 13, 2018 (12 p.m. – 4 p.m. either day)

Tour Theme: The Cathedral Neighborhood 

Cost: $15 Per Ticket for Museum Members; $20 Non-Members

Tour Description: Experience one of Spokane's great traditions and a cornerstone of Mother's Day weekend for many families by participating in this year’s Cathedral Neighborhood tour. This historic neighborhood, located on Spokane's lower South Hill, is in close proximity to the spectacular St. John’s Cathedral, one of the few examples in the United States of classic Gothic architecture. Some of the homes on the tour are contributing properties to the Rockwood National Register Historic District, and are a mix of styles and built dates, ranging from 1909 to 1935. The area was one of the first to open up for development on the South Hill, when Francis Cook, a forgotten founder of Spokane who was one of the most influential people in its history, ran a streetcar line up the hill into the area. Cook's first home in fact looked over the city from the beautiful bluff close by to where the Cathedral now stands. 

Registering for the Tour: Registering for this year's tour is available herein online (see link below), in-person at the Museum during regular business hours, or at our designated tour check-in site location (the front lawn area of The Paulsen House, 245 E. 13th Avenue, Spokane, WA  99202) between 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days the weekend of the tour. 

Parking: Parking is available at a designated lot near the Episcopal Diocese Office, 245 E. 13th Avenue. Limited parking may also be available on the nearby streets of the tour homes. This year the houses on the tour are all within walking distance of each other, and there is a concrete sidewalk that connects to each home.

*Important Reminders:

  • Be sure you have your ticket (your tour brochure) with you before going to the homes on the tour as the brochure also serves as your admissions ticket. Brochures may be picked up at the event check-in station located at The Paulsen House the weekend of the tour, or at the Museum the week prior to the tour,Tuesday May 8 thru Friday May 11, during normal business hours.
  • Be prepared to wear booties over your shoes (provided by the Museum) when accessing the tour homes
  • Sorry, no interior photographs or strollers allowed
  • Because these are private homes, restrooms are not available and handicapped access may be limited

For more information contact David Brum, Museum Programs and Events Manager, at 509.363.5324; or  

Purchase Tickets Online: [HERE]


Mother's Day Tour

Sat 12 May 201812:00 PM - 4:00 PMAdd to calendar

Sun 13 May 201812:00 PM - 4:00 PMAdd to calendar