Summer Walks Across Seward
Join the Seward Walkers for a series of summer evening walks this July. All walks depart from the Matthews Recreation Center front door at 7pm on Wednesdays. If the walk has begun, check at the desk—they’ll tell you which way the group went. All tours are free and open to the public.
Wendesday, July 2: Walk from Matthews to the Mississippi. Learn some significant neighborhood history and meet some neighbors along the way.
Wednesday, July 9: Expert gardener LouAnn Keleher will lead a walk to a few Seward gardens.
Wenesday, July 16: Neighborhood leader Sheldon Mains will lead the group to Seward Commons and include a visit to Urban Farms.
Wednesday, July 23: Well-known architect Bob Mack will lead a walk of buildings that had in the past or have today a religious or spiritual significance. Some buildings have been altered from one purpose to another.
Wednesday, July 30: Park Board Commissioner John Erwin will lead a tour of Seward’s fruit trees.
Photo from the Minneapolis History Collection: West River Road just south of the Franklin Avenue Bridge, circa 1910. Photo by Sweet Studios.
Historic Minneapolis Walking and Biking Tours
This summer, join Preserve Minneapolis to learn more about Minneapolis neighborhoods, buildings, businesses, people, and more.
Check out the offerings this month and visit the Preserve Minneapolis website for a full list of tours through September.
- Fort Snelling Upper Post (Tuesday, June 10, 6:30pm)
- Old Highland in North Minneapolis (Saturday, June 14, 10:00am)
- East Hennepin: Behind the Scenes (Sunday, June 15, 10:00am)
- Lakewood Cemetery: A Memorial Landscape (Wednesday, June 18, 6:30pm)
- Milwaukee Avenue Historic District (Saturday, June 21, 10:00am)
- Queer History: A Tour of Gender and Sexuality in Minneapolis (Sunday, June 22, 10:00am) - Led by former Special Collections intern, and LGBTQ historian, Stewart Van Cleve!
- An Architect’s Stories from the Mill City Museum Construction (Saturday, June 28, 10:00am)
Cost: $8 per person unless otherwise noted
Please note that space is limited and many events will sell out before the day of the event.
Time: Tours typically last 90 minutes to 2 hours. Exact times are contingent on factors such as weather and group size. Please contact us if you have any questions about lengths of specific tours, or ask your guide at the beginning of the tour.
Distance/terrain: Please see details listed for each tour. Some tours are short and flat, others are longer and hilly.
Kids (and strollers) are welcome, but no dogs or other pets, please.Questions or concerns about the tour program? please contact the Tour Coordinater, Katy Epler, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-695-7572.