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Lexington Public Library Walking Tours

Lexington's African American Heritage Walking Tour

Full Walking Tour: 

Join us for a walking tour of Downtown Lexington’s African American Heritage Sites. The full tour is available as a single MP3, or you can download individual tracks. For the single MP3, music will play between the stops. You can pause the track while you walk between stops.

This tour covers a walking distance of 1.7 miles.

The music clips used in this tour are from “Walking Barefoot on Grass” by Kai Engel, and are used with a CCBY license. It is available here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Welcome
Stop #1 First African Baptist Church

First African Baptist Church

264-272 East Short Street - Map It

Stop #2 Deweese Street

Deweese Street (Two Sites Here)

Between East Short Street and Elm Tree Lane - Map It

 

Stop #3 Polk-Dalton Clinic

Polk-Dalton Clinic

217 Elm Tree Lane - Map It

Stop #4 The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

300 East Third Street - Map It

Stop #5 Charles Young Center

Charles Young Center

540 East Third Street - Map It

Stop #6 Isaac Murphy Memorial Garden

Isaac Murphy Memorial Garden

Corner of Nelson Ave. & East Third Street - Map It

Stop #7 William Wells Brown Community Center

William Wells Brown Community Center

548 East Sixth Street - Map It

Stop #8 African Cemetery No. 2

African Cemetery No. 2

419 East Seventh Street - Map It