Workshops and events

4 July 2024 | 11am

Invasion! – John Paul Jones Guided Walking Tour of Whitehaven

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Join us at the Beacon Museum on 4th July for a guided tour to discover when the fledgling US Navy launched an attack on Whitehaven in the cause of independence.

Starting in the museum, your guide will tell how a gardener’s son from Scotland became an American hero, as we learn how his career developed from Cabin boy to Captain.

We will then explore the harbourside where the invasion took place, and uncover how John Paul Jones became known as the Father of the American Navy.

The ticket price includes the guided walk as well as entry to the museum for 4 July 2024. It is not possible to book the walk without museum admission as part of the talk will take place in the museum. Annual Pass holders will still need to book a place on the walk and show a valid pass on entry to the museum.

The walk is limited to just 12 places, so booking is essential.

Starting point: The Beacon Museum reception, 11am on 4 July 2024.

Unfortunately due to building works on the harbourside, part of the outside tour is currently only accessible via the steps at Wellington Terrace, and other sections may have uneven surfaces.

Suitable for Ages 7+, under 18s to be accompanied by an Adult.


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Starting point: The Beacon Museum reception, 11am on 4 July 2024.