Discover the history and stories hidden within places you walk by every day. Join Matt Rogers of The Lost Borough on a Hidden History walking tour of Center City West’s hidden stories, and exploring parts of the High Falls District, Cascade District, Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood, Four Corners, and St. Paul Quarter. People, events, inventions, folklore, athletics, urban legends, and more will be featured in this survey of Rochester and its fascinating history hiding in plain sight.
Please note: This is a 2.5-mile walking tour on flat or very gradually inclined pavement, sidewalks, and some park land. It is accessible to mobility aids. You are encouraged to bring your own personal water bottle to stay hydrated. Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes.
This class is appropriate for ages 14+. Anyone under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. Please purchase one ticket per person attending.
This class is a walking tour that will begin and end at Granite Mills Commons. Please be aware of alternate side parking regulations and plan sufficient time for parking and walking to the meeting spot. High Falls Parking Garage is very close to the starting point of the tour and highly recommended. Please do not park in the Genesee Brewery parking lot as that is reserved for restaurant and brewery customers.
If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher:
Matt Rogers has been sharing stories of Rochester for the past eight years as the artist behind The Lost Borough (formerly Transit Apparel), a brand that celebrates the history, culture, and pride of our cities. As a native Rochesterian and avid explorer, he finds that the best way for people to truly know their cities is by walking its streets and venturing into the urban landscape around them. Outside of history and exploration, Matt's passions lie somewhere between art, life, beer, and legos.
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