The organizers of the second annual Historic Holmdel House Tour are putting out the call early for owners of historic homes and other historical properties in Holmdel who would like to showcase their property in this years guided tour.

Scheduled for December 2, the Historic Holmdel House Tour gives those from around the area, as well as visitors from out of state, the unique chance to revel in the delight of antiquated homes and other private old landmarks, on an intimate tour throughout one of the oldest sites of European settlement in the Garden State dating back to the 1600s.

Last years inaugural tour kicked off with such significant historical properties as the 300-plus year-old private Georgian-Federalist style residence, the Samuel Ogbourne House; the Kouvenhoven House, built in 1699; Dr Robert Woodruff Cookes medical office; and the Holmdel Communtiy United Church of Christ, built in 1705.

Holmdel residents looking to open up their own historical homes for this special Christmastime guided tour can reach out directly to Holmdel Historical Society Vice President Sylvia Allen at 732-946-2711 or by email at

Proceeds from this years event will once again be donated to Sylvias Children, a 501(c)3 Holmdel-based nonprofit doing work to improve the lives for more than 1,000 children living in Uganda, Africa.