The Old Third Ward, present-day Corn Hill Neighborhood, and the impact of the Genesee River – from Rattlesnake Hill to today’s urban community. The Corn Hill Area was settled by early flour millers from Virginia via the northbound Genesee River.
Take a guided tour through Corn Hill and learn about the River’s importance in the community’s history and development.
Using the Wegmans Passport to Wellness Trail as our route, a Corn Hill resident will guide you through yesterday to today with tales of the Underground Railroad, clairvoyants, memories of a vibrant African-American Clarissa Street Community, and more.
The event is free and appropriate for the entire family. Meet at the Water Spirit sculpture on Exchange Boulevard at South Plymouth. We will make many stops on the tour, staying on the sidewalks for a primarily flat city walk.
There will not be a bathroom stop.