Join a National Park Service park ranger for a ranger-led walk in the Jackson Square area on Wednesday.
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will present this free program at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. The program will begin at Jackson Square just outside the Oak Ridge Playhouse. The walk will be about one half mile, so wear comfortable walking shoes, a press release said.
The stops will include the tennis courts, the Guesthouse, and the Chapel on the Hill. There will be stories about the development and significance of each site, the press release said.
Jackson Square is located at 227 Broadway Avenue in Oak Ridge. Maps are available at the National Park Service desk in the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park includes Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Hanford, Washington; and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
For more information or directions, call the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at (865) 482-1942. Visitors are encouraged to visit the website for more information on the park at https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm. Follow the park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ManhattanProjectNPS, follow the park’s Twitter feed at @MnhtnProjectNPS, or follow the park on Instagram at @manhattanprojectnps.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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