Hamot House, photo by John Baker
If you want a tour of historical Erie, you can take one on bike or on foot, thanks to the Erie County Historical Society.
A 10-mile bike tour is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 per person, and the tour begins at the Watson-Curtze Mansion. You must have your own bicycle and helmet. Reservations are required. Call Andrew Adamus at 454-1813, Ext. 24, or e-mail him at email@example.com
The Historic Downtown Walking Tour, presented by Erie Insurance Group, takes place on Sept. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. The ECHS will open nine buildings and homes — some dating back to 1815 for the walking tour.
In previous years, the Historic Sixth Street Walking Tour — which often sold out — offered a self-guided tour of homes.
This year, light refreshments and information will be available at the Erie History Center and some of the local businesses. Sullivan’s Pub and Eatery will be offering a drink special to those on the tour.
To read the entire article from House to Home, click here. The tour includes:
- The Erie History Center — Erie County Historical Society, 419 State St.
- The Cashiers House — Erie County Historical Society, 417 State St.
- Pierre S. V. Hamot House — Hamot Second Century Foundation, 302 French St.
- Chandlery Corner — Northwest Savings Bank, 400 State St.
- Dickson Tavern — Kidder Wachter Architecture and Design, 201 French St.
- Sullivan’s Pub and Eatery, 301 French St.
- O’Donnell House — Pulakos Chocolates, 410 French St.
- St. Patrick Catholic Church, 130 E. Fourth St.
- Charles M. Tibbals House — Erie Insurance, 146 E. Fifth St.
This tour offers patrons a look inside numerous buildings that hold a lot of Erie history. For more information or to make reservations, call Adamus at the Erie County Historical Society at 454-1813, Ext. 24, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pam Parker has written about homes, real estate and home improvement for more than 20 years. She is the editor of House to Home, Lake Erie LifeStyle and Her Times at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.