Saturday Walking Tours

The Fenton History Center has walking tours of Jamestown throughout the summer and fall.

The tours, except for the Lakeview Loop Tour, begin at 1 PM at the Fenton History Center in the Gift Shop.  The Lakeview Loop Tour begins at 12:45 PM at the corner of Lakeview Ave. and Buffalo St. on the lawn of the Lake View Cemetery office (907 Lakeview Ave.).  Please dress appropriately for the weather.  The tours will cancel with heavy rain.  The cost is $10 for prospective members and $5 for Fenton History Center members.  Please check in and pay in the Gift Shop prior to the 1 PM start time.  Thank you.

2016 Jamestown Walking Tours

The Southside of Jamestown in the mid 1800s to early 1900s was a mix of neighborhoods and thriving businesses.  Explore the beauty and majesty of an era gone by in the south side neighborhoods near Forest Ave.  Also learn about the early businesses and people who thrived there.    Fenton Trustee Dr. Thomas Greer and Jamestown Community College Assistant History Professor Traci Langworthy will lead the tour.  The tour will begin at the Fenton History Center parking lot.  The tour is approximately 2 hours long and will end back at the Fenton History Center. The fee is $10 for potential members and $5 for Fenton History Center members.  Children up to age 18 are free with a paying adult (limit 2 children per adult).

June 11, July 9, August 6, & September 3.

 

The Northside: the Lakeview Loop tour is an informative mixture of architecture and history, with a number of significant northside homes and families featured.  Your guides will weave the historical development of the Lakeview and Prendergast Avenue area into the present-day fabric of structures and streetscapes found along this fascinating slice of one of Jamestown’s prominent residential neighborhoods.   The tour is approximately 2 hours long and will end back at the Cemetery office.  The tour leaders are Sam Genco, Lake View Cemetery Superintendent & former Fenton History Center Trustee and Cindy Rodgers, Fenton History Center Trustee.  The fee is $10 for potential members and $5 for Fenton History Center members.  Children up to age 18 are free with a paying adult (limit 2 children per adult).

June 18, July 16, August 13, & September 10.

 

The Riverwalk   The Chadakoin River is Jamestown’s original economic engine.  All are welcome to join Fenton History Center director Joni Blackman and Fenton member and former Trustee Mat Hagberg on the tour along the Chadakoin to learn about the changes over the past two hundred years. Walkers will learn about the power plant, the woolen mills, the railroad, the sawmills and the people who made it happen.  The tour will begin and end at the Fenton History Center parking lot.  The tour is approximately 1 1/2 hours long.  Children up to age 18 are free with a paying adult (limit 2 children per adult).

June 4, July 2, July 30, August 27

 

Downtown Churches: Then and Now    Learn about the important role Jamestown’s downtown churches have played in the City’s development.  From St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to the First Congregational Church, and the dozen in between – all have a story to tell.  While most are gone, their influence can still be seen.  Led by Fenton director Joni Blackman or Museum teacher and former Trustee Julie Hull.  This is a 2 hour tour.  The fee is $10 for potential members and $5 for Fenton History Center members.  Children up to age 18 are free with a paying adult (limit 2 children per adult).

May 28, June 25, July 23, and August 20.