Updated Dates - Historic Montgomery Walking Tours this weekend & next
- Old Tombstones, Presidential Assassins, and Street Singers!
Historic Walking Tours with Mary Ann Neeley Show You A New Side of Old Montgomery
Montgomery, Al, March 6, 2013:
Historians Dr. Richard Bailey and Mary Ann Neeley invite you to join them as they explore Montgomery's fascinating past on two different historic walking tours.
Sunday March 10th, 2 p.m. - It is time to put on your walking shoes for a leisurely stroll down one of Montgomery's most historic thoroughfares--MONROE STREET--where a future presidential assassin once performed, famous actors strode the ‘boards, billiard balls bounced, hawkers called their wares, and the aroma of fried fish sandwiches competed with those of indoor restaurants, the stables of the police and fire departments and the day or so-aged vegetables from the City Market. The syncopated rhythm of the liveliest street in town was home to street singers, folk artists such as Bill Traylor, peddlers, and "ladies of the evening." It was where country folk came for a day in the city. Pawn shops, just around the corner from the finest jewelers in the southeast, offered bargains and one could find just about any thing desired in the corner drugstore. Historians Mary Ann Neeley and Dr. Richard Bailey will be your escorts into this fascinating past. Meet at corner of Hull and Monroe Street
Sunday March 17th, 2 p.m. – Rescheduled Tour - See Montgomery through the lives of the many people buried in historic Oakwood Cemetery. Those who lived earlier have much to tell us about how Montgomery developed, prospered and became the city we know today. The tour begins just inside the main gates of the cemetery.
For All Tours: Please wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes and bring water bottles. Free to Landmarks members and children under 12. $5.00 for General Public. Call 334-240-4500 for details and information. Reservations are suggested.