Liberty Walk Tours

Sunday, May 21, 2017

10:00 am - 4:20 pm


Polk Park
105 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Walking Talking Tours are offering their Liberty Walk Tour to benefit the May 20th Society on Sunday, May 21 from 10 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.

The tour starts at Polk Park (Trade and Tryon Streets).

The tour route/content – 

Stop 1: Begins at Thomas Polk Park – (story of Mec. Dec./Resolves)

Stop 2: Pat Jack’s Tavern location  – (story of James Jack’s Ride, role of taverns in Rev., including collection of tax used for Queens College/Museum/Liberty Hall)

Stop 3: First Presbyterian Church (discussion of conflict between Anglicans/Presbyterians; influence of Alexander Craighead, est. of 7 Sisters),  

Stop 4: Settlers’ Cemetery (Brief discussion about Thomas Polk’s role in Rev. (not nearly as comprehensive as Jim’s interpretation), George Graham, and Dr. Brevard), 5th & Tryon (Battle of Charlotte, Nathanael Green’s role), 

Stop 5: Completing the loop around the block at Trade & Tryon (ends with post war visit by Washington). 

The tour content is based on authoritative sources – Scott’s book, my own personal research with help from Jane Johnson using reliable primary and secondary source content, and content shared by Jim & Ann (old town cemetery prior to Settlers, British cemetery, and additional content on Dr. Brevard used for recent Voices from the Past Program). 

 

Hour long tours will be offered throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. 

The full schedule of tours:

Tour 1: 10-11 a.m

Tour 2: 11:10-12:10 p.m.

Tour 3: 1-2 p.m

Tour 4: 2:10 – 3:10 p.m.

Tour 5: 3:20 – 4:20 p.m. 

 

Tours can either be schedule through the online booking system at http://walkintalkintours.com/ or, meet at Thomas Polk Park.

 

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