A great new adventure awaits tourists in Downtown Historic Norcross – a Trolley Tour which will be scheduled on the third Saturday of each month. The Norcross Historic Trolley Tour departs from The Crossing parking lot Saturday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. for its maiden voyage.
The concept for the tour through Downtown Historic Norcross came to Cate Kitchen, Norcross’ Downtown Manager, in response to visitors’ feedback about their interest in the downtown history. Norcross is unique in having its original downtown footprint in place. Gene Ramsay, local historian and now trolley tour guide, will bring to life stories of interest about families whose homes and shops are located along the route while Cate will bring attention to exciting upcoming festivals and events.
Visit the historic Cotton Gin where you will be greeted by Chase and Ms. Audra with a sampling of their IPA Craft Brews from Chase's Wingery. Explore the current art exhibit at the Rectory as you sip on a Mimosa. Then, end the afternoon by returning to the downtown shops and restaurants where you can spend time at your leisure visiting our merchants. Also, consider stopping by the Norcross Community Market either before or after the tour for a trove of farm-fresh finds!
“History is such an important part of what makes our city so special,” says Mayor Craig Newton of the new tour. “This new attraction is an exciting opportunity for us to showcase all of the wonderful jewels we have in our backyard, from the historic landmarks and stories to the genuine hospitality of our current residents and merchants.”
Hurry and make your reservation now! Reserve your seat by callingThe Welcome Center at 678.421.2048 or 678.421.2049.
11:00 a.m. Departure; 12:30 p.m. Return
The tour departs from The Crossing Parking Lot and will come full circle during the course of the tour.
The tour costs $5 for a ticket and includes the tour as well as a booklet of discounts to participating shops and restaurants.
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If you can’t make the maiden voyage, the tour will also run on March 16, April 20 and May 18 in 2019.