The Historic Athens Heritage Walks are a series of guided tours highlighting Athens’ historic neighborhoods and places. “The walks began in 2009 to celebrate Athens’ designation as one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations,” says Amy Andrews, who has volunteered many years as the Athens Heritage Walks coordinator. “The walks were so popular that Historic Athens has made them a treasured annual tradition.”
Tour guides are local volunteers with a love for Athens and a special place in their hearts for the places they take you. Each guide is familiar with neighborhood architectural styles, historical context and interesting characters who once lived there—and in some cases still do. This expertise creates a unique experience for each tour. This year’s series features nine tours, starting on September 15th and ending on November 10th. Tour sites include several historic neighborhoods, districts, and sites: Pulaski Heights, Buena Vista, Henderson Avenue, Reese Street, Beech Haven, University Drive, Winterville, West Rutherford, and Oconee Hill Cemetery.
For questions contact Amy Andrews at 706-248-6898.