History Walks and Tours

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Our mission is to promote and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County, Ohio through historical preservation and education.
In pursuit of that mission, The Society has researched and created many historic tours, strolls, and walks that take participants through our rich Delaware County History. We offer those tours to the community as public programs and to school groups as part of our Curriculum Support work.

Some of the history walks and tours that have been conducted include:

  • Rutherford B. Hayes “Life in Delaware”
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Vincente Minnelli “Early Years in Delaware”
  • 1913 Flood
  • Delaware Movie Houses
  • Downtown Delaware Ghost Signs

Self Guided History Walks

Our most popular history walks have been documented so that visitors can take the tour on their own anytime they wish. The tours focus on two of the main streets in Downtown Delaware, each filled with historic notes about the buildings you see on these streets today. The Self-Guided tours are available as a downloadable PDF file or a link to a Google Map with the route and tour notes included.

Stop in and Say “Hi!”

After your history walk, stop in at the Cryder Historical Center. Tell us about your walk, Ask us questions, learn more about Delaware County Ohio History, learn about the Historical Society.