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Virtual Heartside Historic Tours

  • Dates:  August 5, 2020
  • Next Occurrence Aug 5, 2020
  • Times:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Host:  Dwelling Place
    Location:  Online
  • Category:  Historical
  • Price Per Person:  FREE

Our tour guide, Caroline Cook, will be taking you on a 6-week virtual experience through the Historic Heartside Neighborhood. Each week she will share images and stories highlighting the origins, hospitality, culture and history of Heartside—and you can return as often as you like! Individuals who join us for ALL 6 tours will receive a $25 gift card for a local business in Downtown Grand Rapids.

May 27 (12-1pm): Grand River Ramble: A Focus on Origins
June 10 (12-1pm): Immigrant Gateway: A Focus on Who
June 24 (12-1pm): Entertainment Expedition: A Focus on
July 8 (12-1pm): Historic Habitation: A Focus on Living
July 22 (12-1pm): Civic Awakening: A Focus on Culture
August 5 (12-1pm): Faith & the Future: A Focus on Churches

This online event series is FREE, but you must RSVP to participate!
To participate, please register for the event via Eventbrite to get your ticket. After you register, you will be sent an email confirmation with your order number and a link to join via ZOOM. If you have any questions, please email

Learn more about your tour guide:
Caroline Cook, Chief Tour Ambassador at Grand Rapids Running Tours
Caroline Cook has created over 40 themed tours. Intriguing content, presented on the go. Caroline believes that the best way to experience Grand Rapids is by moving at street level, accompanied by a savvy guide who can share history, trivia and fun facts about the people and places you encounter along the way. What an incredible combination of entertainment, and education.

Sponsored by:
Downtown Grand Rapids Incorporated
Dwelling Place

in Collaboration with:
Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association
Grand Rapids Public Library
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Archive
Grand Rapids Historical Society

Virtual Heartside Historic Tours
  • Times:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • May 27, 2020 to August 5, 2020
  • Online
  • FREE