Villa Montezuma Offers Tours After 9-Year Closure


The newly restored Villa Montezuma Museum will offer free tours on Saturday, January 9.

Tours of the interior of the museum will be free and guided by the Friends of the Villa Montezuma.

The museum was closed for nine years for restoration with a ‘soft’ opening last June.

The Queen Anne style home was built in 1887 by architects Nelson A. Comstock and Carl Troetsche for pianist and spiritualist Jesse Shepard.

The restoration was funded by a $882,000 Community Development Block Grant. According to the terms of the federal grant, for the next five years, the City must open the museum once per quarter to the public at no charge.

The tours start at 9 am and continue every half hour until noon.

Villa Montezuma Museum is located at 1925 K Street in the Sherman Heights Historic District.

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