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Explore Historic Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge Historic District
Oak Ridge Road
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Oak Ridge Historic District and the 250th anniversary of the Old Mill of Guilford, the Oak Ridge Historic Preservation Commission has organized Explore Historic Oak Ridge, a first-ever event that will give attendees exclusive access to a number of the historic sites homes in Oak Ridge.
Event Activities: Beginning at 12 p.m., OR Elementary will feature kid-friendly activities and parking for tours of nearby historic homes, including the Charles Benbow House. At 1 p.m., visitors will be able tour additional historic sites and homes, including Oakhurst. Visitors are also invited to a 250th birthday celebration at the Old Mill of Guilford (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and a 10th anniversary celebration of the work of Preservation Oak Ridge at Ai Church (4:30 – 7:30 p.m). Hay rides will be offered on Oak Ridge Road (east of 68), which will be closed to traffic. A public welcome and parade by OR Military Academy cadets will be presented at 2 p.m. The event will also include local food vendors, artisans, and music sponsors and other area businesses, nonprofits, and churches will also host booths and activities.