Congress Street Walking Tour
Friday, December 1 – SOLD OUT
Every town has a “street of dreams” where shopping, dining and entertainment flourished and then floundered. Congress Street is now being reborn thanks to past preservation efforts to save from demolition the Fox and Rialto Theatres, the Congress Hotel and early masonry commercial buildings. Presidio Museum tour guide Ken Scoville will lead the group east on Congress, explaining how each block reflects ongoing changes in downtown commercial development from the 19th and 20th centuries. Discover the struggle between west and east merchants to attract customers with saloons and gambling, later with restaurants, theaters and hotels, to capture the tourist and even John Dillinger. The tour finishes at the end of Congress Street at the restored train station.
***This tour begins at Washington Street and Church Avenue on the northeast corner of the Presidio Museum (not at the front entrance).