Downtown Walking Tours
Who doesn't like going for a leisurely walk on a sunny summer afternoon? Add to that the opportunity of learning some local history and culture and you've got a winning combination. Consider further that each of our free, self-guided Downtown Walking Tours are about an hour long (conveniently long enough to savor and burn-off an ice-cream cone) and you've got the perfect summer activity!
Each individual tour is under a mile long and will begin and end at the Heritage House and Old Canal Days Museum. Tours can be taken one at a time or combined into an extended excursion. These free tours offer just a cursory glimpse into our city's past. Visitors should also be aware that from time to time the Heritage Society and/or other organizations and businesses may offer a much more in-depth guided tour of this historic town. Keep an eye out for other organizations that have also put out self-guided tours (that way you can get a well-rounded view of Canal Fulton).
As you are conducted along these historic streets, be aware of traffic; downtown is crisscrossed with routes for pedestrians, cyclists, automobiles, trains and even horses. Please, watch your footing as some segments of sidewalk may be uneven or missing (after a hundred years or so, some of the original 'flagstone' sidewalk has buckled).
These tours first appeared in concurrent editions of the Heritage Society's 1979 newsletters [with just a few updates since then]. For your convenience, they are now in .PDF formats so you can download, print and read them at your leisure.