Historic Walking Tours

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Douglas has a rich history as a storied western town. History enthusiasts can take advantage of three unique walking tours depicting a selection of historic homes, commercial buildings, and cemetery plots.

Historic Residences of Douglas

The Historic Residences of Douglas tour features 18 homes in the stately tree-accented north side of town.

Download the Residences Brochure.

Downtown Buildings Tour

The downtown buildings tour highlights 25 storied downtown structures, constructed between 1886 and 1926 that show a cross-section of early city business enterprise.

Download the Historic Downtown Douglas Guide.

Downtown Douglas Architecture Scavenger Hunt

The historic buildings downtown display a wealth of hidden and not-so-hidden architectural feature treasures.  See how many of these you can find.

Download the Scavenger Hunt.

Douglas Park Cemetery Tour

The Douglas Park Cemetery is home to a colorful cast of individuals who were instrumental in making early Douglas what it was, and still is, today.

Download the Douglas Park Cemetery Walking Tour Brochure.

Pioneer Cemetery

Before the railroad announced the exact location of what would become Douglas, the tent town of Antelope arose to the north in anticipation.  The adjacent graveyard on “Poverty Flats” served the community of Douglas for sixteen years until the City acquired the land for the present-day cemetery.  The stories of those interred there give a glimpse into life on the developing frontier.

Download the Pioneer Cemetery Book.

Railroad Interpretive Center

Douglas was born out of the westward expansion of the railroads, with the first train arriving in 1886.  The passenger depot for the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad, built that same year, is the centerpiece for a collection including an impressive steam locomotive built in 1940 and six historic rail cars donated by various railroads dating from 1884 to 1950.

Download the Railroad Interpretive Center Brochure.

Download the Railroad Interpretive Center Visitor’s Guide.

History buffs may pick up guide books for the  tours at the Visitor’s Center, City Hall, 
Pioneer Museum, or at County Clerks Office (Court House).