The Fulton Feedmill would be an iconic site for the town into the early 2000's

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!

Union Block's unique facade has been a distinctive characteristic of down town since 1876

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 Ann McLaughlin, a former President of the Heritage Society and editor of the newsletter, put together these walking tours with the input and assistance from community members 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.

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.

Tour #1 (West Fulton)

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Tour #2 (Fulton)

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Tour #3 (Milan)

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