The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Kicks off its Walking Tours on June 29 starting at 9 a.m. at the bandstand. Look for the pink umbrella held by tour guide Jean Brolund. The tour is a 50-minute gentle stroll around downtown. The cost of the tour is $10. Reservations are required and may be obtained by calling the Rehoboth Beach Museum at (302) 227-7310.
Dates for tours for 2017 are: June 29, August 3, August 10, September 7, September 28, and October 5.
Tours provide general information about the history of Rehoboth Beach while touching on several of the Storms that have shaped the coastline and the beachfront in town. The tour guide will lead walkers from the bandstand along Rehoboth Avenue, pointing out landmarks and providing photos of historical sites and events. Topics covered are the Native peoples of the area, The Methodist Camp Meetings, Hotels and Railroad service, and Horn’s Pavilion.
Other topics on the tour may include shipwrecks, naming ships such as the Falmouth, the Merrimac, the Severn and the SS Thomas Tracy, the railroad, the Belhaven Hotel, restaurants such as the Robert Lee, Snyder’s and, of course, Funland.
Tour goers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water or fill up a water bottle at the historic Women’s Christian Temperance Union Fountain on the boardwalk; one of the landmarks mentioned on the tour. There are restrooms available at the bandstand area.
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society promotes education about the history of Rehoboth Beach and operates the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Memberships are available. For more information please go to www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.