Historic downtown Redwood City walking tour set for Saturday

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Local residents plan to take a walk back in time this weekend in honor of National Historic Preservation Month.

The annual Redwood City historic downtown walking tour, which occurs in conjunction with National Historic Preservation Month, is set to take place Saturday, May 18, starting at 10:30 a.m. in front of the recently-moved Lathrop House at 701 Hamilton St.

Sponsored by the Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC), the tour will last about one hour and 30 minutes, taking participants “to where Wyatt Earp occasionally came for a drink, where a Wells Fargo Express Office operated in 1875, Redwood City’s first new car showroom salon and auto repair garage, the finest theater on the peninsula in 1896, the former homes of prominent pioneer citizens and much more,” organizers said.

At Monday’s meeting, the City Council is set to present a National Historic Preservation Month proclamation.

This month offers residents several fun opportunities to learn their city’s history. This coming Tuesday, Wednesday and on Thursday, May 30, up to 600 local students are expected to go on Historic Downtown Student Tours. And on Monday, May 27, beginning at 10 a.m., community members are invited to join the Union Cemetery Historic Site Tour.

If you can’t make any of the events, there’s another option. Year-round, everyone can take the self-guided “Path of History” walk downtown. Download the walking tour brochure here.

To learn more about the above mentioned events, click here and here.

Photo credit: City of Redwood City