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Lackawanna Historical Society to Host Summer Walking Tours

Small-Group Tours Will Highlight Scranton’s Finest Architecture

The Lackawanna Historical Society will once again offer free, guided walking tours this summer. Locals and visitors alike will have the chance to learn about downtown Scranton’s stunning architecture and rich history.

“Our guided walking tours are a great way to spotlight the hidden stories people walk past every day,” said Sarah Piccini, Assistant Director of the Lackawanna Historical Society. “Scranton has a great historic building stock, left from the days when ‘coal was king,’ and no expense was spared on craftsmen and materials.”

Each tour will focus on a particular theme or region of the city. This year, the Society is launching a new tour that will start at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and explore the businesses along Lackawanna Avenue and the former red-light district.

“We hope we can make connections for people,” said Piccini. “It’s always great when someone says, ‘Wow, I always wondered why that was there!’”

The full tour schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m. – Meet at Courthouse Square, corner of N. Washington and Linden
Friday, June 18 at 6 p.m. – Meet at Lackawanna College, corner of N. Washington and Vine
Saturday, July 10 at 11 a.m. – Meet at Radisson Lackawanna Station, 700 Lackawanna Ave.
Saturday, July 24 at 11 a.m. – Meet at Elm Park Church, corner of Linden and Jefferson
Saturday, August 7 at 11 a.m. – Meet at Courthouse Square, corner of N. Washington and Linden
Friday, August 20 at 6 p.m. – Meet at Lackawanna College, corner of N. Washington and Vine
Friday, September 10 at 6 p.m. – Meet at Radisson Lackawanna Station, 700 Lackawanna Ave.

The schedule is subject to change to meet ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines.

The tours are limited to eight people to allow for social distancing. Face masks will be required of all participants. Call the Lackawanna Historical Society at (570) 344-3841 to make a reservation.

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