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Adult Programs

Arboretum History Hike (in person)

Celebrate 100 years of The Morton Arboretum with a guided hike of the grounds.

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Visit historic locations on the Arboretum’s West Side, including the site of Thornhill, the Morton family residence, and the Morton family cemetery. Your guide will share stories of these sites, the history of the land on which the Arboretum sits, how the Arboretum came to be, and fun facts about the Arboretum and its many collections.

Come dressed for the weather and ready to walk two miles on paved and wood-chipped paths. 

This program meets on-site at the Arboretum. 

Instructor: Education program guides

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently. 

Age: 16 and older


  • Held outdoors. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. 
  • Be prepared to walk two miles on uneven terrain, including paved and unpaved surfaces.


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