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Beyond the Hill: A Tour of Our Favorite Places and Plantings

Beyond the Hill: A Tour of Our Favorite Places and Plantings

Beyond the Hill: A Tour of Our Favorite Places and Plantings

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Join the Lackawanna Historical Society for a sneak peek behind garden gates and around the construction tape in four Scranton neighborhoods! The Society will be partnering with The Greenhouse Project to present "Beyond the Hill: A Tour of Our Favorite Places and Plantings" on Sunday, June 26 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Participants can follow a self-guided tour; limited space is also available on a guided trolley tour.

The Beyond the Hill tour provides an opportunity to learn about the history of city neighborhoods, get a glimpse of ongoing redevelopment projects and little-known gems, and explore private gardens. The tour will include stops in four Scranton neighborhoods:

  • East Mountain
  • Nay Aug Park
  • North Scranton
  • Downtown Scranton

Participants will get a sneak peek at ongoing progress being made on two revitalization projects at the Laceworks Village (former Scranton Lace complex) and the former Parodi Cigar Company, tour sometimes-overlooked sites like the Tripp House and the Marine Corps League Museum, see a special exhibit of original garden plans from Frederick Law Olmstead at the Albright Memorial Library, and get their fill of green spaces at Sweeney's Beach, the Memorial Rose Garden in nay Aug Park, and duck behind the gates to see three private gardens on East Mountain. A tour book and map with a suggested driving route will be provided. Guests are advised to allow four hours to complete this expanded tour.


Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door for the tour; a limited number of $45 tickets are available for a guided trolley bus tour. Advance tickets are available at:

  • NADA & CO., 1440 Capouse Avenue
  • Mansour's Market, 969 Prescott Avenue
  • Duffy Accessories, 218 Linden Street
  • The Greenhouse Project, 200 Arthur Avenue
  • The Lackawanna Historical Society, 232 Monroe Avenue


Tickets the day of the tour are only sold at the Lackawanna Historical Society; day-of ticket sales will close at 1 PM. You can purchase tickets for this event in advance here.


"Beyond the Hill" is sponsored by Toyota Scranton, People's Security Bank, and Sidel's Restaurant.

For more information about the program or to purchase tickets, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at (570) 344-3841 or email

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