SCRANTON, PA – Join the Lackawanna Historical Society for a sneak peek behind the closed doors of the Historic Hill Section neighborhood! We are excited to partner with The Greenhouse Project to present “Rooted in the Hill: A Tour of Homes and Secret Gardens in Scranton’s Hill Section” on Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Pre-Tour Cocktail Party to meet with this year’s homeowners will be held on Friday, June 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Avenue. 

The Historic Hill House Tour provides an opportunity to learn about the development of one of Scranton’s most elegant neighborhoods and the history of some of its stately residences. Join us for a glimpse inside six private homes and nine “secret” gardens, with opportunities to learn from Penn State Master Gardeners and gather decorating ideas throughout the day.

Tour sites include private residences at 612 Clay Avenue, 848 Clay Avenue, 611 N. Webster Avenue, 711 N. Webster Avenue, 1217 E. Gibson Street, and 215 Arthur Avenue. The nine garden locations will be revealed to tour participants the day of the tour. As in previous years, a free shuttle will be provided to all sites on the tour throughout the day. Tours will also be available at the Society’s headquarters, the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door for the tour; Preview Party tickets are $45. Combination tickets for both the Preview Party and tour are $60.

Advance tickets are available at Nada & Company, 1440 Capouse Avenue; Mansour’s Market, 969 Prescott Avenue; Duffy Accessories, 218 Linden Street; the Greenhouse Project, 200 Arthur Avenue; and at the Lackawanna Historical Society. Tickets the day of the tour are only sold at the Lackawanna Historical Society.

For more information about the program or to purchase tickets, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email