Tour UVM for a History Lesson

By Christine Souders |

Published 07/05 2014 08:54PM

Updated 07/05 2014 09:08PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Some people got a history lesson outside of the classroom at the University of Vermont on Saturday.

UVM's Historic Tours are back for the 7th year.

The weekly tours are a way to teach people about UVM's historic statues and buildings, some of which are on the national register of historic places.

The trip down memory lane is also a way to promote tourism.

"We have people who just want to enjoy a 90 minute walk around the beautiful campus, and hear some of the facinating stories that's connected to these places and make it a conversation," said William Averyt, a former UVM Professor and Tour Guide.

UVM was founded in 1792 and is the 5th oldest University in New England.

The tours are free and take place on campus on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon through October 12th.

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