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Can I pre-order tickets to take advantage of the discount?
Yes, mail your check to HOPS to hold your tickets at the reduced rate.

Who do I make checks payable to?
Historic Ocala Preservation Society (HOPS)

Can I use a credit card for my purchases?
Yes. We now accept credit cards with Square and you can buy tickets on our website through PayPal. If you use PayPal to buy a ticket you MUST print the receipt confirmation on the PayPal site and bring with you the day of the tour for entrance. Tickets are non-refundable.

Will you mail me my ticket?
With the excpetion of tickets purchased on PayPal, advance tickets may be picked up at one of the tour homes the day of the tour. Tickets will not be mailed.

When I send a check for a ticket at pre-tour prices, how do I know you received it?
Call 352-351-1861 and leave a message, we will get back to you.

How can I buy tickets on the days of the tour?
You will be able to purchase tickets at any of the homes or business.

If I bought a ticket and I find I can't come, may I have a refund?
Sorry, we are not able to give refunds. The purchase of your ticket is a tax-deductible donation which benefits many
HOPS' projects.

Do I need to bring my ticket to each home or business?
Yes, you will need your ticket as admission to each home or business or you PayPal receipt.

How long is the tour?
The tour is self-guided at your own pace.

Do you have group rates for ticket sales?
Group rates are avaible for a group of 10 or more, paid in advance. Call HOPS at 352-351-1861.

What do I do if it rains on tour day?
Bring your umbrella and rain jacket! Sorry, we can not predict the weather, tickets are non-refundable. The tour will go on rain or shine.
The purchase of your ticket is a tax-deductible donation which benefits many HOPS' projects.

Where does the tour start?
The tour begins at any of the homes or businesses you choose to tour first. Have a fun tour!

Is there any one that can answer questions that are not listed here?
Call 352-351-186. Please leave your message if no one is there.

How do I get into the homes or businesses?
At the entrance of each home or business you will be greeted by a host or hostess. They will mark your ticket.

Is parking available at all homes or businesses?
Parking is generally on-street and can be tight. We recommend car pooling. Or taking a nice stroll if the homes/businesses are near each other.

Are the homes and businesses wheelchair or stroller accessible?
We regret the homes are generally not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Can I bring children?
Yes, however little ones must be carried and children must be holding hands with an adult.

Can I bring a camera?
No photos can be taken inside the homes. No high-heeled shoes, smoking, food, beverages or pets in any of the tour locations.

I heard there are free refreshments. Is this true?
Yes.

How do I get involved in next years tour?
Contact HOPS at 352-351-1861 or email Michele Canney at HistoricSocietyOcala@outlook.com

Where can I have dinner?
Some downtown restaurants are listed below.

Stellas Modern Pantry
Sushi Bistro
Harry's Seafood Bar & Grill


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