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The Fort Knox Tour of Homes Dec. 9, 2021 consisted of a guided tour of seven historic houses around the Clarke neighborhood decorated for the holidays.
The Fort Knox Tour of Homes Dec. 9, 2021 consisted of a guided tour of seven historic houses around the Clarke neighborhood decorated for the holidays. (Photo Credit: Jenn DeHaan, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. – An annual tradition returned to Fort Knox this week following a several-year absence.

A group of residents in the post’s historic district opened their doors to the public for the holiday Tour of Homes Dec. 9. According to volunteer spouse Karmin Solomon, a great deal went into the planning for this event.

Participants in the Fort Knox 2021 Tour of Homes walk toward a historical Clarke neighborhood house before entering it for the tour.
Participants in the Fort Knox 2021 Tour of Homes walk toward a historical Clarke neighborhood house before entering it for the tour. (Photo Credit: Jenn DeHaan, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

“We had to figure out the timing, and how many people can be on each tour to keep it safe and as distanced as it can be,” said Solomon. “Then we had to really get organized. We have this down to how long it should take to walk to each house so we don’t overlap and so people can view the tree and leaf auction.

In addition to the tour, the event included numerous decorated wreaths and Christmas trees up for auction. Each had different looks and types of decorations, to include one offering a personal painting by a Fort Knox spouse and another highlighting the history of Fort Knox.

Participants in the Fort Knox 2021 Tour of Homes first met at the Saber & Quill, where they proceeded into the Clarke neighborhood to tour seven houses, including Quarters 1.
Participants in the Fort Knox 2021 Tour of Homes first met at the Saber & Quill, where they proceeded into the Clarke neighborhood to tour seven houses, including Quarters 1. (Photo Credit: Jenn DeHaan, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

The tour featured seven homes in the Clarke neighborhood decorated for the holidays, to include Quarters 1, where the Main Post Chapel Orchestra performed live holiday music on the porch. Participants met at the Saber & Quill, where volunteer guides proceeded to lead ticket holders around the neighborhood and through each of the homes.

Musicians play holiday tunes for Fort Knox Tour of Homes participants Dec. 9, 2021 on the porch of Quarters 1.
Musicians play holiday tunes for Fort Knox Tour of Homes participants Dec. 9, 2021 on the porch of Quarters 1. (Photo Credit: Jenn DeHaan, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

A podcast was also created to provide those on the tour with a historical background of each house and share notable people who lived in them.

All proceeds from the event and the auction will go toward scholarships and grants for military families.