Dear Customers of Burlington History Tours
After nine years of offering walking and van tours of the great city of Burlington I am going to pause the business in 2022. I will do a few step-on bus tours and will work with a few outside groups, but I will not be doing individual tours this year. The combination of 2 years of COVID, my desire for some outside relaxing time this summer and my current position as the Executive Director of the Recovery Partners of Vermont I thought it a good idea to pause tours in 2022. Stay tuned for 2023.
When I do restart the tours there will be a few changes to note. I will only be doing walking tours of various historical sites of Burlington as well as continuing to do the walking tour of downtown and the history of Lake Champlain. No more van tours. My small contribution to the environment For those of you that are less mobile I will do a history tour where you can have a seat in Battery Park, overlook beautiful Lake Champlain and have me give you a talk about Battery Park, Lake Champlain, and the City in the comfort of a chair!
Hope to see you all soon.
Burlington & Champlain Valley
Hear fascinating stories of the Champlain Valley & Burlington through the ages, from long before the site was first spotted by Samuel de Champlain in 1609, the years around the War of 1812, local heroes of the civil war, how it grew from a hamlet to a village, a town & finally a city in 1865, & right up to today.
Where are the most unique features of Lake Champlain?
Why did Native Americans treasure this area?
What key landmarks & little known spots played an important role in the development of Burlington?
Appreciate the ‘unique to America’ political life of the city.
Learn what Queen Victoria, the movie “Glory”, General Lafayette, Howard University, Ben & Jerry’s, & the first cross country automobile ride have in common.
Who says history isn’t fun!