Discover downtown Edinburg in a guided tour hosted by MOSTHistory
Combine the old with the new by catching your favorite Pokémon while learning about downtown Edinburg during the Pokémon GO Historic Walking Tour led by the Museum of South Texas History on Saturday, October 15, at 8 a.m.
The tour is FREE for all ages and encourages guests to play Pokémon GO while making a historic expedition of downtown Edinburg where more than 15 PokéStops can be found. Initial meet-up will be at 8 a.m. at the north side museum parking lot located on the corner of Kuhn Street and 12th Avenue in Edinburg. After a brief orientation, the tour will officially begin at 8:15 a.m., taking guests back to the early days when county leaders in 1903 designated the new town site of Chapin (later named Edinburg) as the county seat.
During the tour, a museum docent will provide information about several historic buildings that once housed businesses and hosted events that unknowingly, yet eventually, shaped the ever-growing city of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, surrounding communities and northeastern Mexico. Glimpse historic views of downtown Edinburg with the help of photographs from the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives.
The tour will conclude at the museum around 10 a.m. – in time for FREE Saturday morning admission until noon. Take the opportunity to visit the signature Rio Grande Legacy exhibition where you may also find Pokémon.
The route covers a two-mile radius surrounding the Museum of South Texas History. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, sun block, a hat for sun protection, and to bring water, a snack, a fully charged smart phone with Pokémon GO installed and an external battery bank for serious PokéMasters. Gotta catch ‘em all! For more information, please contact the museum at 956-383-6911.