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Take a historic walking tour of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk every Tuesday this summer

Learn about the birthplace of shag and the many traditions and businesses that have cycled through the Carolina Beach Boardwalk this summer during a historic walking tour

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society is hosting guided history tours of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk every Tuesday this summer. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Federal Point Historic Preservation Society)
The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society is hosting guided history tours of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk every Tuesday this summer. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Federal Point Historic Preservation Society)

CAROLINA BEACH—Founded in 1857, Carolina Beach has seen a lot of changes throughout the passing centuries.

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society is hosting historic walking tours of Carolina Beach’s Boardwalk throughout the summer.

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Hosted on Tuesdays, the 40-minute walking tours will take participants through the past. Guides will point out where the largest dance floor south of Washington was, where the birth of shag took place and the many businesses that have come and gone along the boardwalk scene.

Tours cost $5 and meet every Tuesday through Aug. 7 at the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce kiosk near the Hampton Inn at 10 a.m.

Federal Point Historic Preservation Society asks participants to park in the municipal lot between Harper and Carl Winner Avenues.

For more information on the historic walking tours, contact Rebecca Taylor with the Federal Point Historical Preservation Society at 910-458-0502.


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