The West Haven Historical Society Walking Tour will take place on Saturday October 2 at 10-AM. This year the tour will feature the Savin Rock neighborhood of Oriental Park which was a vibrant, spirited area with summer cottages and nearby homes and hotels that evoke a by-gone era of the city’s history.
Tour will start at the Savin Rock School parking lot which stands on the site of Oriental Park itself. The park included not only summer cottages for seasonal visitors but which later became all year round homes for local residents. The walk will also take in the area including sections of Peck Avenue, Thomas Street, California Street, Beach Street, and Washington Avenue. It will last approximately one hour.
The cost of the tour is $10 per person and includes a packet of photographs of the sites, a map of Oriental Park and the nearby neighborhood. Of particular interest will be various homes, hotels, and structures many dating back to the mid-19th century and the early beginning of Savin Rock.
People are urged to wear comfortable shoes or sneakers, People must register for the tour ahead of time and may go to the Historical Society’s website whhistoricalsociety.org and follow the prompt firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Jon @ 203-933-0081 to register and receive more information.