Learn about the history of the quarry and its evolution into a Delaware City recreational park.
Date and Time
Tue, June 21, 2022
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Blue Limestone Park
6 King Avenue
Delaware, OH 43015 View map
About this event
Blue Limestone Park is a hidden gem of the Delaware City Parks. It is named for the fine-grained “blue” Delaware limestone exposed by the last glaciers. Quarrying began around 1840 and the limestone was used for many buildings in Delaware. After quarry operations ceased in the 1930s, it filled with water and became a popular “swimming hole”. Later it became a private park and eventually a City park. There are many Blue Limestone Park ghost stories that have been repeated over the years. Reenactors of key people from 5 different phases of the site history will speak on the tour.
Walking tours will last about 90 minutes to 2 hours. Parking is available on-site or in the OWU parking lot located on John Street which can be accessed by either King Ave. off William St. or from Elizabeth St.
LIMITED TICKETS! Tickets for a tour $20 non members, $15 for DCHS members
Choose your Tour Time on EventBrite: 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm
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