Join the Lackawanna Historical Society for a sneak peek behind garden gates and around the construction tape in four Scranton neighborhoods! The Society is partnering up with The Greenhouse Project to present “Beyond the Hill: A Tour of Our Favorite Places and Plantings” on Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can follow a self-guided tour; or transportation on a trolley bus to all 11 tour sites with limited seating.

The Beyond the Hill tour provides an opportunity to learn about the history of city neighborhoods, get a glimpse of ongoing redevelopment projects and little-known gems, and explore private gardens. The tour will include stops in four Scranton neighborhoods- East Mountain, Nay Aug Park, North Scranton, and Downtown. Participants will get a sneak peek at ongoing progress being made on two revitalization projects at the Laceworks Village (former Scranton Lace complex) and the former Parodi Cigar Company, tour sometimes-overlooked sites like the Tripp House and the Marine Corps League Museum, see a special exhibit of original garden plans from Frederick Law Olmstead at the Albright Memorial Library, and get their fill of green spaces at Sweeney’s Beach, the Memorial Rose Garden in nay Aug Park, and duck behind the gates to see three private gardens on East Mountain. A tour book and map with a suggested driving route will be provided. Guests are advised to allow four hours to complete this expanded tour.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30* at the door for the tour; and a $45 ticket which includes transportation on a trolley bus to all 11 tour sites limited to 25 people.

*Tickets the day of the tour are only sold at the Lackawanna Historical Society; day of ticket sales will close at 1 p.m. for more information contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

Online Ticket Purchase

 Advance Tickets also available for purchase at:

The Lackawanna Historical Society's Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton

Nada & Co, 1440 Capouse Avenue, Scranton

Mansour's Market, 969 Prescott Avenue, Scranton

Greenhouse Project, 200 Arthur Avenue, Scranton