A walking tour can help you see through new eyes, a neighborhood, a street or a building you have may have already visited 100 times before.
The Napa County Landmarks Commission is leading a series of walking tours that will offer new insights into familiar valley spots.
The series begins Saturday, Feb. 4, with a stroll through Fuller Park.
When you exit the park 90 minutes later you will know who C.H. Fuller was and why a park is named in his honor,. You’ll also know why the ladies of the New Century Club petitioned the City Council to “stop the slaughter” in the park, which resident wrote 465 novels and which famous Napa architect designed Victorians but built his own residence after the fashion of Frank Lloyd Wright.
The tour covers 150 years of architectural and historical diversity reflected in the homes around the park.
The Fuller Park Area is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the second largest historic district in California.
It is where Napa’s first suburbanites – merchants, lawyers and contractors – built their homes.
The walk will be led by Tom and Susan Kennelly, Napa residents and Landmarks members for 17 years. Susan is a former board member, and Tom has been leading the tour since 1998.
Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the corner of Oak and Jefferson Streets. Cost is $5 for Napa County Landmarks and Napa County Historical Society members, and $10 for non-members.
Other bi-monthly tours coming up include Pope Valley on March 10, East Napa on May 5 and Tulocay Cemetery on June 9.
Call 707-255-1836 or visit napacountylandmarks.org for more information.