Tour the Historic Home of George Bird Evans

The Old Hemlock Foundation will open the historic home of George Bird Evans and his wife, Kay Evans, to public tours. The 1782 deeded property is on the National Register of Historic Places. The log home was built in circa 1815. The tours will tell about lives of George and Kay. This tale of love of mountains, art, music, fine writing and English Setters will share about George as an artist, author of mysteries and upland hunting, and breeding the Old Hemlock Line of English Setters. We have two public tours per year. All other visits are by appointment. There are approximately three miles of trails Old Hemlock. Visitors are welcome to use them just by dropping an email to so we know you are on the property.

Annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour

A favorite event in Fairmont is the Holiday Historic Homes Tours held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Sites are open for your entertainment and enjoyment. Most will be decorated for the upcoming holidays; some will have live entertainment.