This popular guided walking tour winds through downtown historic Henderson, relating the rich and varied history of Henderson, Kentucky, with a focus on some of the stranger tales and more nefarious characters of Henderson’s past.
This year’s tour will introduce you to a new group of characters who will give you “first-hand” accounts of interesting times in their lives. You will meet a woman whose mother inspired her to begin a tradition that is now celebrated around the globe, and you will hear about the controversy surrounding the beginning of that tradition. You will be invited to a feast in Central Park as well as hear stories of murders and executions. And you will hear the legend of a young girl whose untimely death is surrounded by mystery.
Tours begin at the Depot, located on the Henderson riverfront at the intersection of First and Water streets. The first tour is at 2:00 p.m., with a second tour at 4:00 p.m. The tours will last approximately one and one-half hours. Some stories contain adult content, so parental guidance is suggested. Refreshments will be served before each tour.
Tickets for the tour are $5 each, and can be purchased at the Depot Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
For more information, call 270-830-9707. This tour is sponsored by the Depot Community Room, which strives to promote Henderson’s history and culture through events and exhibits.