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Milford Museum plans walking history tours

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Dave Kenton will lead walking tours Milford on September 25 and October 2 where you can learn more about the history of the downtown area

Milford Museum will offer two walking tours over the next few weeks. Both tours will be led by Milford historian, Dave Kenton, who will highlight the history of Milford’s downtown area.

“On Saturday, September 25, Dave will highlight the history of North Milford,” Claudia Leister, Executive Director of the Milford Museum, said. “This tour will make stops at the Old Red Mill and peninsula site on the Riverwalk, Parson Thorne’s home and cemetery, the early tannery district on Mill Street, Milford’s first main street along Northwest Front Street, Joseph Oliver’s homesite behind Walnut Street and early Milford merchant homes. There will be a special stop at The Towers for refreshments and the tour will finish with a walk along Walnut Street to discuss early stores and the Mispillion River wharves.”

The North Milford tour will begin at the Milford Museum at 121 South Walnut Street at 10 AM.

“On Saturday, October 2, Dave will lead the South Milford Walking Tour,” Leister said. “This tour will stop at Henry Hudson’s homesite and proceed to early shipyards owned by William Scribner, James H. Deputy, Carlisle & Revel, Lank & Black, Abbott and Vineyard. It will continue past the early Milford Ballpark and Fireman’s Carnival grounds to the L.D. Caulk Company’s original plant. The walk will continue with a discussion of Milford’s railway depot, lumber yards and mansions along Causey Avenue. This tour will end at Causey Mansion where participants will be provided refreshments.”

The South Milford tour will also begin at the Milford Museum at 10 AM. Tickets are $10 per person for each tour. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Milford Museum at 302-424-1080. Those wishing to purchase tickets can also pick them up at the museum in advance. Milford Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM until 3:30 PM and on Sunday from 1 to 3:30 PM. They are closed Mondays and holidays. Admission to the museum is free.

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