Saturdays in June - Soldiers and Civilians History Walk
Guided History Walks are offered Saturdays at 11 a.m. June through October. Tickets must be purchased through the online event calendar or at the Monroe House's Museum Store; tickets are not available at the starting point of the tour. $6 per adult (free for OHC members, college/university students with current ID; and for children under 18 years accompanied by a parent or guardian; the tour is best suited for 9 years and older.) Each walk is 60-75 minutes. History walks may be cancelled and fees refunded if raining at the tour start time. Additional history walks will be offered in September and October; check the website for updates.
Soldiers and Civilians History Walk. June. One hundred fifty years ago the Civil War was transforming the society, politics, and culture of an entire nation. Oberlin men enlisted in over 30 regiments, white and black, from infantry to cavalry and participated in such battles as Kessler's Cross Lanes, Cedar Mountain, New Market Heights, and Petersburg. Residents formed relief groups and recruiting details, wrote letters, and continued the cry for abolition. On this guided neighborhood history walk, guests will see sites and photographs from the time while hearing stories of exhausting marches, the frustration of false news, longing for loved ones, struggles for equal treatment, moments of daring, and the loss of friends and family in the words of those who lived it. The tour begins at the flagpoles at the southeast corner of Tappan Square, near the corner of Main and College Streets. Review the general "History Walk" section above for reservation and fee information.