RESCHEDULED: Leon County Launches New Downtown Heritage Trail with Guided Community Walk

Friday, November 5, 2021 | 

RESCHEDULED: Leon County Launches New Downtown Heritage Trail with Guided Community Walk

WHO Leon County Government
WHAT:    Guided Walk to Launch New Downtown Heritage Trail
WHEN: December, 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. (new date and time)
WHERE:    Walker Library/Bar 1903, 209 East Park Ave.

 

This event has been rescheduled from November 6 at 10 a.m. to December 11, 2021 at 11 a.m.

This December, Leon County Government will launch the new Downtown Heritage Trail, a tour showcasing 13 historically significant sites in downtown Tallahassee.  

The trail will be celebrated with a community walk led by Leon County Division of Tourism Staff and County Elected Officials on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. Participants will be treated to a walking tour beginning on the steps of the historic Walker Library (Bar 1903) with stops at the Knott House, The John. G. Riley House Center & Museum, Smokey Hollow and Cascades Park to round out the approximately 0.8-mile tour. Each stop will be highlighted with a brief overview of the historic significance of the location and its role on the Trail and will end with refreshments at the Leon County Visitor Information Center in Cascades Park. Guided Tours in Florida’s Capital and the Forgotten Coast will be on hand with its electric golf cart to offer transportation to attendees who are unable to walk.

The Heritage Trail program was developed in partnership with Leon County, the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority, John G. Riley House Museum, City of Tallahassee, Florida Department of State, the Tallahassee Historical Society and local community leaders. The trail will be promoted on the Visit Tallahassee website and mobile app and with a printed brochure that will be available at the Visitor Information Center at Cascades Park and at featured sites on the trail.

The Downtown Heritage Trail is part of the Tallahassee Heritage Trails project, an ongoing program with additional trails to be added focusing on a wide assortment of subjects including civil rights, music and more. The Heritage Trails are designed to promote exploration through mapped routes that engage residents and visitors to learn more about the area’s people, places and history.

For more information contact Scott Lindeman, Leon County Division of Tourism Scott.Lindeman@VisitTallahassee.com  or (850) 606-2322 or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at cavellm@leoncountyfl.gov or (850) 606-5300.

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About The Leon County Division of Tourism/Visit Tallahassee: The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) is the official destination marketing organization for Tallahassee-Leon County. Tourism is charged with marketing Tallahassee-Leon County nationally as a premier leisure, business and sports destination through direct sales, advertising, public relations, sports and visitor services. For more information, go to VisitTallahassee.com or call toll free (800) 628-2866. Engage with Visit Tallahassee on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #iHeartTally and  #Trailahassee.