Wilkes-Barre Walking Tour Set For Saturday

October 3, 2018

Tony Brooks, director of the Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society, will host his 16th annual fall architectural walking tour of downtown Wilkes-Barre at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The group will meet inside St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 South Franklin St. The tour will allow participants to explore the mansions and social history of three centuries in just one square mile from simple Connecticut Yankee to the Victorian grandeur of the Gilded Age to streamline Modernism. The cost for the tour is $10 per person. Children are free. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Zebulon Butler House, the oldest house in Wilkes-Barre at 313 S. River St. Plans are underway to transform the property, built in 1793, into a historical museum. Reservations are not necessary but are encouraged by calling 570-793-3631. Free parking is available next door to the church. — STAFF REPORT

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