LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Lexington Public Library has a walking tour to celebrate African American heritage in the city.

What You Need To Know

  •  The African American Heritage tour is a walking tour in Lexington

  •  It highlights African American historical sites

  •  It is available all year long

  • The map and audio component of the tour are on the Lexington Public Library's website

With the help of several outside resources, the library began developing the tour during the pandemic as a safe way to get people out in the community and learn something new.

There are eight stops on the tour to highlight African American historical sites that include the First African Baptist Church, The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, and The Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden.

“There’s a lot of really rich history within our African American community here in Lexington and we’re really proud to highlight it,” said Anne Donworth, a director at the library.

Donworth noted that the tour is not only available during Black History Month. Online materials can be accessed throughout the year. The map and audio that pairs with the tour can be found on the Lexington Public Library’s website.