Arts, culture and history are thriving in downtown Plano. Arts and culture have been showcased at recent events like the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walks and the Courtyard Texas Music Series, while history will take the spotlight at the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation’s Hike Through History. The hike is a 2-mile walking tour through downtown Plano, held in conjunction with American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day.
Hikers will meet on June 4 at the Interurban Railway Museum in Haggard Park. The free event starts at 8:00a.m. and the first 100 participants will receive a hiking patch. The hike will wind through the downtown historic arts district, the Douglass Community, Old City Cemetery, Douglass Cemetery and the residential historic district.
We will discover the history of downtown Plano and the people who built the district’s historic buildings. We will also explore Plano’s African American heritage in the Douglass Community and visit the final resting place of the Peters colonists, the original settlers of Plano. Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Prairie, Victorian–what’s the difference? We’ll find out as we walk by Plano’s historic homes.
Portions of the hiking route are without sidewalks and include rough terrain so they are not handicap accessible. However, a shorter handicap accessible tour will be offered. Parking is available next to the museum, adjacent to the downtown DART station.
Hike Through History will only scratch the surface of Plano’s deep history. However, we invite you back to explore historic downtown Plano anytime.Register for Hike Through History >