Winona Lake, Ind. – The historic Billy Sunday Home, owned and operated by the history and political science department of Grace College and Seminary, is open for tours. After interior renovations in 2000, work to repair the home’s exterior began last summer. Grace College and other generous donors have provided the necessary funds to fully restore this historic landmark.
Billy Sunday was an acclaimed evangelist in the early Twentieth Century. Due to Sunday’s fame, the iconic house in Winona Lake, built in 1911, has been a tourist destination since the early 1900s. After Billy’s death in 1935, Helen Sunday continued giving tours to curious passersby. It was her wish that the house remain available to the public after her own death in 1957.
Visitors can expect to learn about the Sunday family, enjoy beautiful architecture and a full tour of the home. Tours are given Tuesday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and begin at the Winona History Center in Westminster Hall, located at 105 9th St., Winona Lake. For more information, visit winonahistorycenter.com or call 574-372-5193.