History of the Park Tour and Tree Walk

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Saturday July 17

9:00 AM  –  10:30 AM

"History of the Park and Tree Walk" Guided Tour

at The Mariners' Park and Noland Trail

Admission: $1 per person. Free for Mariners' Museum Members

Connect with nature on a guided tour of the Mariners' Park and the Noland Trail! This unique 90-minute walking trek features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park. For an even more engaging experience, download the "iNaturalist" or "Seek" app on your smartphone before your walk and help our team gather data about wildlife in the Park. Join us on this fresh new take on a park outing!

If the tour date you are interested in is full, please contact us at prkdept@marinersmuseum.org to be added to the waitlist. History of the Park tour fees are non-refundable. If you register and are unable to attend on your prepaid date, please contact us at prkdept@marinersmuseum.org to reschedule your tour, subject to availability.

Know Before You Go Tips:

  • The Mariners' Museum and Park requests that all guests follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Health pertaining to mask requirements, self-screening, and other safety and health recommendations.
  • For safety and to provide an optimal experience, this tour is limited to 15 guests.
  • Suggested items to bring: water, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant, walking/hiking shoes and rain gear, if necessary. Please dress for the weather!
  • This tour is "rain or shine"; however, if severe weather is forecasted the tour will be cancelled. You will be able to reschedule for a different date, subject to availability.
  • Please do NOT overestimate your physical ability -- this tour is an approximately 1/4-mile walk on both flat ground and slight hills/elevations.
  • Bathroom facilities will be available at the beginning and conclusion of the Tour.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • Wheeled vehicles (bicycles, strollers, wheelchairs, etc.) are not permitted.
  • The tour is suitable for kids who are able to walk (or ride in a backpack!) 1/4 mile on the Trail. The content is more geared towards adults and children 10 and up but all ages are welcome! If you want something to engage your younger mariners in the Park and on the Noland Trail, check out our Pirate Scavenger Hunt or Tree ID Walk activities you can use to explore the Park and Noland Trail. (Link:  https://marinersmuseum.org/activities/)
  • All Park guests are asked to practice a "Leave No Trace" approach to basic outdoor etiquette that leaves sites as you found them:
    • Do not litter; please remove all trash
    • Take photos of plants/flowers, but please do not pick
    • Do not harm natural areas or vandalize outdoor spaces
    • Visitors are required to observe all applicable Museum, city, state and federal rules, regulations and laws.