If you’ve ever shot a pharmacist, tried to conquer Mexico, or been knocked off a bar stool at 9:30 a.m., we have the perfect tour for you!
Join Rick Epstein and HLT for our annual walking tour of Frenchtown with an interesting new twist. This year, Rick will focus on tales of Bad Luck & Poor Choices in a Delaware River town, regaling participants with 10 true tales, one that might be true, and another that’s pure speculation. The tour takes place on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. and space is limited.
This program, celebrating a Delaware River town’s past, is sponsored by the National Park Service’s Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic Program, which aims to protect the natural, cultural and historic value of this great American river.
Though the tours are free, but you must register in advance by emailing dave@hunterdonlandtrust.org. These tours typically fill up fast. When you register, we’ll give you the rendezvous point.
The Bad Luck and Poor Choices Tour includes: gunplay in the drug store (1939); why Aaron Burr never slept here (1806); a bank robbery foiled by a woman’s screams (1873); Bessie Hoff and the inept prankster (circa 1920); how Ben Coombs got knocked off his barstool (1984); Tippoo the killer elephant (1869); a deadly boiler explosion (1879); and the boy who might have burned down half the town (1878).
The tour runs 70-80 minutes (longer if you have nowhere to be), covers just over half a mile and is barrier-free.
Rain date is Sunday, June 5.