These tours, which have become a favorite among history and architecture buffs across the metropolitan area, take place on the first Saturday of the month from April to October. They are led by a variety of volunteers, including residents and local historians and feature a different district each month. All tours are free and open to the public. Tours are on foot; so, participants are reminded to wear comfortable walking shoes. All tours will begin at 10 a.m. and generally last an hour. For more information about the tours, call the City’s Preservation Office at 439-4537.
May 2: Mt. Memorial Cemetery – Tour meets at the entrance to the cemetery (Follow Miller Street entrance to the William Jewell College campus and continue up the hill.)
June 6: William Jewell College — Tour meets in front of Gano Chapel on the William Jewell College Quad
July 11: Garrison District – Tour meets at the Garrison School, 502 N. Water Street
August 1: New Hope Fairview Cemetery — Tour meets at the stone arch entry to the cemetery on Shrader Street
September 5: Dougherty Historic District — Tour meets at the Clay County Historical Museum, 14 N. Main St.
October 3: Jewell & Lightburne Historic Districts — Tour meets at the Clay County Archives, 210 E. Franklin St.