Walking Tours Of Jamestown Set For Saturday

The Fenton History Center is offering a variety of walking tours this summer. The next tour is of the old Northside of Jamestown, now our greater downtown, on Saturday at 1 p.m., starting at the Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St. From Fourth Street to the Chadakoin, learn about the people and businesses that thrived here from the early 1800s to the 1950s.

The tour will be led by Gesele Koehler, Fenton History Center Museum teacher, and local architect Steven Sandberg of Sandberg Kessler.

It will begin and end at the Fenton History Center parking lot. The tour is approximately two hours long. Participants should be able to walk for two hours, wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. The fee is $10 for potential members and $5 for Fenton History Center members. New this year is free admission for children under 18 years of age when accompanied by a paying adult. The limit is two children per adult.

The remaining tours this year are: Lakeview Avenue neighborhood on Aug. 24 and Sept. 28, Jamestown’s early industrial area by the Chadakoin River on Aug. 31, the Southside neighborhood surrounding the Fenton Mansion on Sept. 7 and the newest tour, Jamestown’s Hidden Alleys on Sept. 14. Visit fentonhistorycenter.org or call 664-6256 for more information.