PIQUA — The YWCA Piqua travel tours will take a “Fall Spectacular” trip to Waynesville — “the Antique Capital of the Midwest” — and to Fort Ancient — “Ohio’s Gateway to American Indian Heritage,” on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Travelers will depart at 9 a.m. from the YWCA and return at 6 p.m. Trip escorts Leesa Baker and Beth Royer-DeLong will accompany the group.
Waynesville will offer an opportunity for tripgoers to visit nearly 60 antique purveyors, vintage boutiques, art galleries, specialty and rustic American home shops and much more, according to Royer-Delong, YWCA program director. “A special lunch at the Historic Hammel House Inn will feature owner and historian Pam Bowman,” she added.
The next stop will be Oregonia, where a step-on guide will fill tripgoers in on the history of the landmark with a spectacular view of the Little Miami River at the North Overlook. The guide will share the history of Fort Ancient, a National Historic Landmark.
“We’ll learn about the history of the landmark and take in a spectacular view of the Little Miami River at the North Overlook,” Royer-DeLong said.
All gratuities for lunch and the bus driver are included in the cost. Trip pricing is available for both members and non-members. Balance for the trip is due Tuesday, July 25.
For more information or to register, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.