The Perry Main Street Program will host free tram tours of historic downtown on Tuesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 10.

Perry Main Street organizes the tours in partnership with the Perry Area Historical Society as heritage education outreach.  The educational program provided by Ellie Loudermilk will include information about the history of Perry, its residents and its architecture.

The route will feature numerous historic buildings in downtown, including the one-room Springhill School, the New Perry Hotel, the Armory building that now houses the Perry Arts Center, the former Houston County Bank and the tin-front building that was once the Toomer Funeral Home.  The 90-minute tours will conclude with a brief visit at the Perry Area Historical Society’s Museum.

The tram tours will begin at and return to the First Baptist Church parking lot on Main Street.  Tours will start promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Seating per tour is limited to 18 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Because there has been an overwhelming response to previous tram tours, participants are required to register in advance and to arrive at the church parking lot by 5:15 p.m.

May 15 and May 22 are tentatively scheduled as backup tour dates in case of inclement weather.

To register or for more information, contact Perry Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon at (478) 988-2758.