Folks often knock Phoenix for not cherishing its history, but there are areas throughout the city that do celebrate the past.
Historic neighborhoods representing a variety of architectural styles offer tours at this time of year that showcases what makes those places special.
Check out this list, which leads into peak home-tour season in spring 2019.
2/10: Willo Historic Home Tour and Street Fair
Willo, Phoenix’s largest historic district, has more than 900 homes. The 31st annual tour will feature beautifully restored homes from a variety of styles and eras. The street fair includes a classic-car show, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and local vendors.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Willo Historic District, Third Avenue and Monte Vista Road, Phoenix. $18 in advance, $20 on the day of the event. www.willophx.com.
2/24: Coronado Home & Garden Tour
This is the 31st year for this tour which showcases historical homes in Revival, Norman and bungalow styles in the Coronado Historic District near downtown Phoenix. The event includes a street fair featuring local vendors, food trucks, bicycles and classic cars.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Coronado Park, 1717 N. 12th St., Phoenix. $15 online until Feb. 23, $20 day of; free for age 17 and younger. thecoronadoneighborhood.com/hometour.
3/24: Encanto/Palmcroft Historic Home Tour and Street Fair
This tour of one of Phoenix’s most famous historic districts takes place every two years. You’ll board a trolley that will shuttle you from home to home while a tour guide tells you about the places you’ll see. At the street fair at 12th Avenue and Holly Street, you’ll enjoy entertainment, food and a variety of local vendors. There will also be a 21-and-over raffle.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 24. 2102 N. 12th Ave., Phoenix. $18 advance, $25 day of. encantopalmcroft.org.
3/24: Modern Phoenix tour
Modernists will love this tour of Phoenix’s midcentury-modern architecture. This park-and-walk tour features the 1950s-era custom homes of Marion Estates and the surrounding Camelback Foothills area. The home tour is the featured event of Modern Phoenix Week; activities known as "10 Days of Modness" begin March 15.
Details: 1-6 p.m. Sunday, March 24. $40; tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 1. modernphoenixweek.com.