6/08/2010Posted by LoneWolf
Personal Photo taken at July 4th Parade 2009
The Lockport Trolly Rides again this year.
Date of Start: This month not 100% sure of the date
For those of you unfamiliar with this tour.
This is a FREE guided tour (however donations are appreciated) on a Trolly that has been "outfitted" for normal street driving.
The tour itself takes ABOUT 1 hour to 1 and 1/2 hour (depending)
The tour takes you through the city and shows you quite a few historical and interesting places in Lockport. Even for some "seasoned" Lockportians it shows you places you might not know about.
The "trolly guides" (Stan and Jon last have heard) are quite knowledgeable as to the history of the buildiungs you will see on tour, and are willing to answer any questions you may have while on tour with them.
There are 8 "official" stops along the route, they are as follows:
- Erie Canal Discovery Center
- Colonel William Bond House
- Niagara County Historical Society
- Lockport Inn and Suites
- Holiday Inn
- Kenan Center
- Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Crusies
- Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride
Hours: 9 am - 6pm (subject to change)
I have been on this tour quite a few times and it is VERY enjoyable Jon and Stan do a great job of making history FUN to learn.
Having only lived in Lockport for 12 years, and being a tour guide for Lockport Cave... I learned ALOT on this tour.. it DEFINATELY gives you a "diffrent perspective" of Lockport History .. I HIGHLY recommend this tour to any one who lives in Lockport OR may have family or freinds visiting from out of town as long as they are "engaged" with history .. this will be quite enjoyable for you and them.
Enjoy folks .. and see some rich Lockport History