Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tours of Newburyport

As part of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War commemoration, please join the Civil War Roundtable on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011 at 2 p.m. for walking tours of Newburyport.

The 90 minute walking tour features sites and stories of Newburyport’s Civil War history including Albert W. Bartlett and the first troops who left the Clipper City; stories of the shipyard; a local politician (and dear friend of Jefferson Davis) who almost ran against Lincoln for president; stories of Frederick Douglass’ visit; a Newburyporter who would become a Confederate General; and more!

The tour begins and ends at 57 State Street (Arthur Page Insurance Co). Please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. Tips are welcome, a portion of which will go to historic preservation.

For more information, please email William Hallett.

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