Friday, April 22, 2011

Athens June Historic Walking Tours

Local business man and tour guide, Buzz Estes, recounts
the history of Downtown Athens to tour participants as they
pause by the Historical Downtown Athens marker.

Grab your tennis shoes and let’s walk! The Greater Limestone County Chamber of

Commerce announces its June Historic Walking Tours to be held each Saturday in June (June
4, 11, 18, & 25). Walkers will meet at the Athens Visitors Center meeting room (located on at the corner of Beaty and Market Streets by the duck pond) at 9:45 AM. The walks will begin promptly at 10:00 AM and will last approximately one hour.

“This year we are offering four different walks,” states Jeanette Dunnavant, Athens- Limestone County Tourism Director. “Walkers may choose a different walk each Saturday. The walks are free and open to the public. It’s a great way for children to learn about local history. Groups are welcome.”

Experience the culture and history of Athens by taking one of the walks.

• Tour 1: Athens Square with guide Buzz Estes;

• Tour 2: Beaty Historic District, Washington Street and Old Town Cemetery with guide Billy Ward;

• Tour 3: Athens State University, Big Spring Memorial Park and College Inn with guide William Pepper;

• Tour 4 – City Cemetery with guides from Hobbs Camp - Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Local residents serving as guides will share personal remembrances and tall tales from the old days as well as the history of their respective walk.

For more information visit or call the Athens Visitors Center 100 North Beaty Street, Athens, Al 35611 or 256-232-5411.

Check out local events and brochures at VisitAthensAL.com

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