I took my bridal portraits here a few years ago. The homes are lovely, but sadly there are very few to look at and as others have stated, they are rarely open. You need to call ahead of time to see which ones will be receiving guests. I've never been to any of the festivities that take place here. In my opinion, they should move those festivities elsewhere and have grand tours and tea parties here instead. However, here in South TX, there is little interest for such activities. If you love history as I do, then you can appreciate the beauty of these older homes and the stories of the people who built them.