Sunday, March 20, 2011

Civil War Newburyport Walking Tours

Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tours of Newburyport

With the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in April, Bill & Liz Hallett are hosting two walking tours in April.

Join us on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. or Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2 p.m.

The 90 minutes 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 St (Arthur Page Insurance Co). Please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. Tips are welcome and a portion of which will go to historic preservation.

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