Walnut Creek visitors and residents can now explore the city’s fascinating 165-year history through the new Downtown Heritage Walk, a self-guided, cellphone-based walking tour.
Created by the Walnut Creek Historical Society, the Heritage Walk features 60 sites in downtown Walnut Creek that tell the story of Walnut Creek’s history.
The Heritage Walk is part of “Walk Walnut Creek: Art and History Live Here,” a collaboration between the Historical Society and the Public Art program of Walnut Creek’s Bedford Gallery. In addition to the 60 heritage sites, Walk Walnut Creek features some 30 public art installations that grace the downtown landscape.
Walk Walnut Creek allows visitors and residents to use their mobile phones to tour the city at their own pace, visiting as many or as few sites as their schedules allow. Each site is marked with prominent signage that includes a telephone number to access tour site information via standard cellphone. Visitors simply call 925-322-6427 via cellphone or visit WalkWC.TourSphere.com with a web-enabled cellphone or tablet to get started.
“Walnut Creek’s centennial celebrations in 2014 generated an extraordinary amount of interest in the city’s roots, heritage and our public art. That inspired us to bring all the pieces together in one cohesive, fascinating and informative tour,” said Karen Majors, president, Walnut Creek Historical Society.