Back by popular demand, the annual Historic Roosevelt Neighborhood TourFest by the Roosevelt Action Association has restarted. It will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

The Historic Roosevelt Neighborhood is a modern name for a series of neighborhoods that grew north of the city between 1893 and 1930 and it spans from McDowell to Van Buren and from Central to 7th avenues. TourFest offers a rare glimpse into the history and architecture of Phoenix’s earliest suburbs.

This is a self-guided tour, so bring your walking shoes as the areas to visit are spread over the entire Roosevelt District. A circulating shuttle also will be available.

Ticket cost is $12 per person in advance for the TourFest, or $15 per person the day of the event. Limited early registration tickets are available for four different individual guided tours full of history and stories by Marshall Shore, Hugo Medina, Donna Reiner and Will Novak. Price per ticket is $15.

Pick up tour wristbands the day of the event; they will not be mailed in advance. Wristbands can be picked up at the TourFest Booth at 3rd and Portland avenues during the Certified Local Fall Festival event. Admittance to the tour properties requires wristband. Credit cards will be accepted for same-day ticket purchases.

Proceeds from TourFest support the work of the Roosevelt Action Association’s mission to preserve the neighborhood’s unique historic character. Visit for advanced tickets and full details, or contactMark Davis at


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