Rehoboth Beach has a rich history that dates back as far as the mid-17th century. Even back then the beach beckoned to summer travelers who wanted to enjoy cool ocean breezes and abundant seafood. Locals and tourists alike will enjoy a literal walk back in time as the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society holds its first walking tour of the season this Thursday, June 30 at 9 a.m.
Tour guide Jean Brolund will take visitors on a 45-minute stroll around downtown Rehoboth Beach and will provide general information about the fascinating history of our beautiful city by the sea and discuss some of the storms that have shaped the coastline.
Go to the Rehoboth Beach bandstand (located at Rehoboth Avenue and the boardwalk) and look for the pink umbrella. From there you will walk along Rehoboth Avenue, where Jean will point out landmarks and provide photos of historical sites and events. Topics covered on the tour are the native peoples of the area, the Methodist Camp meetings, hotels and railroad service, and Horn's Pavilion.
The cost of the tour is $10. Reservations are required and may be obtained by calling 302-227-7310. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. There are restrooms available at the bandstand area. Future 2016 tour dates are August 4 and 11, September 1 and 22, and October 6.