Tar Heels Go Walking

Teaching our future about the past.

Teaching Our Future The Value of Our Past

For more than 10 years, HWF has partnered with New Hanover County Public Schools for Tar Heels Go Walking, an educational walking tour for third graders.

Each year, Historic Wilmington Foundation volunteers lead thousands of students through a tour of our city’s most renowned sites, instilling a love of history and a deep curiosity to explore the world around them. The children learn about the history of downtown Wilmington as they are guided past significant structures such as Thalian Hall, City Hall and the New Hanover County Public Library, concluding their tour at the Wilmington 1898 Monument.

Tar Heels Go Walking introduces the next generation to the concept of historic spaces and engages them in the mission of preserving our built environment—everything that connects us to the past and paves the way to our collective future.

Contact us for more information: info@historicwilmington.org or 910.762.2511. 

Check out these drawings (below), made by students from Friends School of Wilmington after going on a Tar Heels Go Walking tour!

Student Drawing: Thalian Hall
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