The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society will offer walking tours starting at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 and 17. Participants will meet at the city bandstand and enjoy a 50-minute gentle stroll around downtown with a guide. No smartphone app is needed; tour-goers simply spend their time listening and looking at historic sites along the way.
The cost of the tours is a $10 donation to the society, cash only. Reservations for the walking tours are strongly suggested and may be made online at rehobothbeachmuseum.org.
Tours provide general information about the history of Rehoboth Beach while touching on several of the storms that have shaped the coastline and beachfront in town. Topics covered include the native peoples of the area, the Methodist camp meetings, hotels and railroad service, shipwrecks and Horn’s Pavilion.
Open house sessions at the historic Anna Hazzard Tent House at 17 Christian St. are held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the same dates as the walking tours. Volunteers will share information about the history of the house and its occupants, and events that occurred in the life of the house. Cookies and lemonade will be available, and visitors may sit on the porch in one of the rocking chairs and enjoy a cool breeze. Reservations are not required for open houses.
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society promotes education about the history of Rehoboth Beach and operates the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Memberships are available. For more information, go to rehobothbeachmuseum.org.