Downtown Perry offers free historic tours

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – By popular demand, many middle Georgians will be able to experience what downtown Perry has to offer with tours of its historic buildings. 

The free event is hosted by Perry Main Street. 

In honor of Historic Preservation Month, the organization is providing educational tours about the history of Perry, its residents and architecture. 

According to a release, the route will feature numerous historic buildings in downtown, including the one-room Springhill School, the New Perry Hotel, the Armory building that now houses the Perry Arts Center, the former Houston County Bank and the tin-front building that was once the Toomer Funeral Home.  The tour will end with a brief visit at the Perry Area Historical Society’s Museum.

Tours begin at the First Baptist Church parking lot on Main Street and start at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14. 

Seating is limited to 20 on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Participants are required to register in advance and to arrive at the church parking lot at 5:15 p.m.     
To register or for more information, contact Perry Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon at (478) 988-2758.
April 30, 2015 | Posted in