Trekking Through the Past

Landmarks Foundation Walking Tours

Historic Monroe Street with Mary Ann Neeley and Dr. Richard Bailey

Part One: September 23, 8:30 am
Part Two: November 24, 2 pm
Free to Landmarks members, $10 for non-members.

It is time to put on your walking shoes for a leisurely stroll down one of Montgomery’s most historic thoroughfares, Monroe Street, where once upon a time a future presidential assassin performed, famous actors strode the ‘boards, billiard balls bounced, and the aroma of fried fish sandwiches competed with those of indoor restaurants, the stables of the police and fire departments and the day or so-aged vegetables from the market under City Hall (which burned in 1932). The rhythm of the liveliest street in town was home to street singers, folk artists, peddlers, and “ladies of the evening.” Now famous folk artist, Bill Traylor, even found lodging in the Ross Clayton Funeral Home. It was where country folk came for a day in the city. Pawn shops, just around the corner from the finest jewelers in the southeast, offered bargains and one could find just about any thing desired in the corner drugstore. Meet at corner of Hull and Monroe Street.

Historic Oakwood Cemetery with Mary Ann Neeley and Collier Neeley
October 28, 8:30 am
November 18, 8:30 am
Free to Landmarks members, $10 for non-members.

Montgomery’s oldest, documented burials are in the Western area with some identified and others still to wonder about. Join Mary Ann Neeley in her 37th year exploring the cemetery- she is still finding “new” and intriguing sites! Parking inside main gates of Oakwood. Meet inside main gates at Oakwood Cemetery

For All Tours: Please wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes and bring water bottles. Call 334-240-4500 for details and information. Please note: If it looks like rain, check facebook.com/LandmarksFoundationMgm for possible cancellations.

Landmarks Foundation’s Trekking Through the Past is sponsored by Ross Clayton Funeral Homes