Street Enhancement Projects for Quaker Hill
The Streetscapes project is now in the preliminary planning stages. This innovative beautification plan, calls for historically accurate improvements to many Quaker Hill streets and sidewalks. This major enhancement project is slated for West 4th street from Adams to Walnut street.
Installing streetlamps consistent with traditional designs from the neighborhood, improving access to the tiny but bustling streets for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists and improving the condition and appearance of sidewalks are all options being discussed.
Freedom Seekers: Underground Railroad Workshops for Children
Quaker Hill is proud to offer an Underground Railroad workshop for children (ages 6-14). The program includes studies about the region’s association with the underground railroad, discussions about the social history of Wilmington, and artistic projects relating to these issues. The program is offered at the Wilmington Friends Meeting at 401 N. West Street, Wilmington, DE.
For reservations or for more information, call Ashley Cloud at 302-388-7176.
Quaker Hill Historic District Tours
The Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation offers several interesting tours and programs. There is a free, self-guided walking tour with an easy-to-follow map, available during normal business hours from the Foundation’s office at 521 N. West Street. We also offer a variety of affordable guided tours for groups of 10 or more with at least three weeks of advanced notice.
The tours of the Historic District feature visits to Wilmington Friends Meeting, the Cathedral of St. Peter, Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Church, and, when possible, at least one residence. The cost for a one-hour guided tour is $10 per adult, $6 for children ages 12-18, and free for those under 12 years of age. A luncheon or reception may be included for an additional fee. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Ashley Cloud at 302-388-7176, or email us.