Short Tours

Whitehaven Welcome Center Tour
Tours of 1860s antebellum mansion.
I-24, Exit 7
Handicapped accessible
Tours daily every half-hour, 1 - 4 PM
Quilt Show hours: 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Free. 270/554-2077

City Tours of Paducah
April 22 & 23
Narrated 90-minute bus tours of the city leaving from the entrance of the Paducah Expo Center.
9 AM, 11 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM The 9 AM & 1:30 PM tours include 15 minute guided tour of Whitehaven.
Sign up at Information Booth in the lobby of Executive INN/Expo Center.

Historic Lower Town Tour
April 23
The city's oldest residential neighborhood. Tour of homes, apartments, galleries & studios. Entertainment, refreshments. begins at Texaco Station at 7th & Madison Streest.
$5 per person. 5:30 - 9 PM
270/441-7844

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