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A year of Fan walking tours

The Richmond History Center’s tour schedule for 2011 has been published and includes Monument Avenue, alleys and parks of the Fan, History Hounds, and Holiday Glitter walking tours.

April 17 (2-4pm)
MONUMENT AVENUE The first street in the U.S. to be designated as a National Landmark by the National Park Service, Monument Avenue is one of America’s most beautiful boulevards. Learn about the diverse architectural styles of its grand town houses, famous owners and renowned architects. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen Street and Monument Avenue.

June 5 (2-4pm)
ALLEYS AND PARKS OF THE FAN The branching avenues that give the Fan its shape form several triangular green spaces, including Harrison Street Park, Lombardy Park and Monroe Park. Stroll through these, as well as some of the landscaped alleys and hidden gardens. Meet at Meadow Park, at the intersection of Meadow, Park and Stuart.

July 17 (2-4pm)
MONUMENT AVENUE The first street in the U.S. to be designated as a National Landmark by the National Park Service, Monument Avenue is one of America’s most beautiful boulevards. Learn about the diverse architectural styles of its grand town houses, famous owners and renowned architects. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen Street and Monument Avenue.

Aug 27 (6-7:30pm)
MONUMENT AVENUE The first street in the U.S. to be designated as a National Landmark by the National Park Service, Monument Avenue is one of America’s most beautiful boulevards. Learn about the diverse architectural styles of its grand town houses, famous owners and renowned architects. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen Street and Monument Avenue.

Oct 22 (10am–12pm)
HISTORY HOUNDS EXPLORE THE FAN Dogs are invited to join their owners for this walking tour of The Fan, in partnership with the SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. Meet at 700 W. Franklin Street.
Reservations are required: 649-0711 ext. 301. Space is limited.

Dec 26 and 27 (6–7:30pm) LAST TOUR OF 2011!
HOLIDAY GLITTER: MONUMENT AVENUE AFTER DARK Our most popular walking tour! Enjoy the lights and glitter of Monument Avenue while it’s decked out for the holidays. This early evening stroll combines history with a touch of glitz! Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen Street and Monument Avenue.
Reservations are required: 649-0711 ext. 301. Space is limited.

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