TUNKHANNOCK — Did you miss your chance to take a guided Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour this summer? It is not too late to sign up for one starting at 5 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 15, 22 and 29 or 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. These free tours start out at the Dietrich Theater and cover two miles, featuring 40 sites.
To register, call 570-996-1500.
Volunteer tour guides have even more stories to share than you will find in the new Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour brochure, which is available at the Dietrich Theater, the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, the Wyoming County Historical Society and various other sites throughout Tunkhannock.
This summer, 400 children and adults took the tour even though the summer’s record setting heat and humidity. The tour features architectural styles as well as Tunkhannock’s history, starting with the Revolutionary War. For instance, do you know for whom the streets surrounding the Wyoming County Courthouse are named? There is a Revolutionary War connection. Also included are stories of early settlers and Tunkhannock’s industrial past, featuring tanning, witch hazel, canals and more.
These tours are made possible by the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, PA Route 6 Alliance, the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, the Wyoming County Historical Society and the Dietrich Theater.
Information provided by the Dietrich Theater.