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June 16th
Hell's Half Mile Walking Tour

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"Hell's Half Mile Walking Tours" with with Sam Fitzpatrick

In the late 1800s at the end of the lumbering season, as many as 5000 lumberjacks ("shanty boys") would collect their hard-earned pay and head for a six-block strip along Bay City's waterfront called "Hell's Half Mile." They would find a variety of gambling houses, theatres, saloons and brothels, as well as catacombs under the city streets.

Join Sam Fitzpatrick for a walking tour down Water Street and the surrounding area, as he shares the history of this notorious district and stories of persons who helped give Hell's Half Mile its fame.

Tours leave from the Museum lobby (321 Washington Avenue, Bay City) *Rain or Shine*

Ticket Cost: $10.00/Adult ● $5.00/ 12 and under
Tickets on sale now in the Museum Store and day of tour

*Note: The tours will include historical references containing graphic violence and adult content. Discretion is recommended for those taking part, particularly if children may be included.

Tour Dates: August 11, 25, September 1, 22, October 20 & 27 at 1:00 PM.

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Upcoming Dates For This Event

  • Friday, October 20
  • Friday, October 27