Not So Secret City Walking Tour

August 24, 9:00am

Richland Community Center

500 Amon Park Dr.
Richland, WA 99352

  • Admission: Free
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Contact: Manhattan Project National Historical Park
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The Manhattan Project transformed Richland and the surrounding area in just a matter of months. Join a Manhattan Project National Historical Park ranger in a guided walk around downtown Richland for an introduction to the Manhattan Project and the community built for some of its workers.

Learn about the farming community that was here before the Manhattan Project, and how this rural farming hamlet transformed into a bustling community of atomic workers and their families. We will walk where families went about their daily activities and built a sense of community while living in this almost secret city. Much of the former secret city makes up the heart of downtown Richland today. Join us for a walk through time and learn about the history that is hidden in plain sight.

Expect to walk about a mile and a half and be aware we will be crossing busy roads at appropriate crossing areas. Please wear proper footwear and bring water. The route is accessible. No advanced reservations required. Groups are welcome. If your group is larger than 15, please contact us in advance of the program. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Richland Community Center.

This event will be offered the fourth Saturday of the month at 9:00 am through August (June 22, July 27, and August 24).