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RBMS Announces Roll-out of New Rehoboth Beach Virtual History Tour

Rehoboth Beach Main Street announces the availability of Rehoboth Beach Then and Now—A self-guided walking tour on the Built Story mobile app. Tour takers can explore downtown Rehoboth Beach and learn about the 19th century religious summer camp, how the fires and storms shaped the community, the transformative impact of the railroad, and the illustrious citizens who made Rehoboth Beach what it is today. The app is available from either Android or iPhone app stores for free. The 15-stop tour of downtown focuses on how the city evolved from its 19th century roots as a rural community, the arrival of the summer religious camp in the 1870s, the arrival of the railroad, and the “battles” between the “saints and sinners” that influenced the later development of the community. You can download the app by scanning the QR code below.

RBMS’s tour is intended to complement the wonderful walking tour provided by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Museum by providing a way to see important parts of the city’s history and development on your own schedule or from the comfort of home. RBMS’s Built Story tour highlights the people and events that shaped the city we know now including the conflagrations, the Nor’easters and hurricanes and the people who had profoundly different visions for what this coastal community could be.

The Rehoboth Beach Then and Now Tour has been under development for over a year and recording of the audio narrative was completed this summer. Narrators for the Tour are Clear Space Theater actors, Liane Hansen and David Warick and sound production was done by Rich Morel at his local studio.

The Built Story mobile app is free and tickets for each tour are $10. Tickets for individual tours are good for 30 days and may be viewed more than once. The Built Story app is also your gateway to other tours around the world. Half of the proceeds from this tour benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street. For more information, call the RBMS office at 302-227-2772.

If your preference is personally guided group tours, please contact the Rehoboth Beach Museum at 302-227-7310.

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