Sedona AZ (August 7, 2015) – The Sedona Heritage Museum will host another round of their popular local history tours, on October 1, 2, and 3, 2015 this time visiting historic sites, homesteads and buildings while following the Red Rock Loop Road. A few tickets remain, but they are selling quickly.
‘Red Rock’ was what the area around the base of Cathedral Rock was known as long before anyone ever heard of the name ‘Sedona. Tour guide Paul Thompson, grandson of Oak Creek Canyon’s first permanent Anglo settler J.J. Thompson, spent his earliest growing up years in Red Rock. Thompson leads these tours every year as a way of sharing his family’s long history in the area and as a way to give back to the Museum for their preservation work.
The tour will visit the Chavez place, Dumas Ranch, Schuerman-Red Rock Cemetery, Schuerman family homestead house, the Armijo homestead house (on the National Register of Historic Places), ruins of the community’s first school (1891), site of an early Oak Creek vineyard and an irrigation flume made of barrels, plus other sites, while hearing stories of the historic themes and people who inhabited this ‘original’ seat of civilization for our area.
Tours are October 1, 2, and 3, from 9 am-noon. Space is limited on the luxury coaches. Tickets are $50/Museum members, and $55/non-members and available for purchase at the Museum or by calling 928.282.7038.
The Sedona Heritage Museum is located in Jordan Historical Park at 735 Jordan Rd. in Uptown Sedona. The Museum is housed in historic structures on the National Register of Historic Places.