Explore Rockville’s African American Heritage with a Self-Guided Tour and Scavenger Hunt

Peerless Rockville’s Explore Rockville African American Heritage Tour and Scavenger Hunt will open eyes to the rich history of African American life in Rockville.

The tour and scavenger hunt are a self-guided, outdoor exploration of over 10 key historical sites in Rockville. Visit tour sites from Thursday, Oct. 14-Sunday, Oct. 17.

The tour stops are a surprise and will allow participants to explore African American historic sites, stories and art across the city, including places they’ve never been and pass by all the time unaware.

Tickets are $20 and are available with registration at peerlessrockville.org. Facemasks will be required on the tour.

The day before the event every registered household will receive a link to a printable program with scavenger hunt instructions and a write-up for each stop.

Participants will earn a commemorative pin (limit two per household) for completing the tour by tagging Peerless Rockville on social media, writing in the website guestbook or emailing their scavenger hunt results by Monday, Oct. 18.

Sponsored by M&T Bank, the tour is in memory of Sharyn R. Duffin (1947-2021), a local historian and tireless researcher and advocate for sharing Rockville’s underrepresented history. Peerless Rockville is grateful for her dedication and invaluable work and research on Rockville’s Black history.

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