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Durham Murals By Bike Tour
May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until November 3, 2019
Preservation Durham has partnered with The Nasher Museum of Duke University and the Museum of Durham History to create a bicycle tour of the historic murals of downtown Durham. Some murals that will be featured, amongst others, include:
Manbites Dog Mural
Angel of Spring Mural
The Wall of Hope Mural
The Cookery Mural
Two Way Bridges Mural
The Hayti Mural
Durham Civil Rights Mural
Trinity Design Mural
The Pauli Murray Murals
Also, the tours include a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA.
The tours are designed for anyone who has a bike and is comfortable riding on a city street. The tour is guided by a docent who is an experienced cyclist and lasts about 90 minutes. BYOB – bring your own bike – we do not provide bikes.
Tours may be cancelled on short notice due to extreme heat or inclement weather.
Tours will be shortened to one hour on days when the temperature is above 90° or below 50°. Please take the weather into account when planning to join a tour. In hot weather, wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a bottle of water. In cold weather, bundle up and bring a cup of hot coffee! For walking tours always wear comfortable shoes.
Tours are also available by appointment for private and school groups. These tours may be customized and a fee does apply. Please contact the office to arrange at 919-682-3036 or [email protected]
Our tours are lead by our fantastic volunteer tour guides – everyday folks who like meeting new people and learning about Durham history. Interested in becoming a tour guide? Further details can be found at our volunteer page.