DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The chamber of commerce in Dover is bringing back guided walking tours of the city's historic sites.

The guided tours, which started this Saturday, offer anecdotes about the people, places and events that have helped shape the city.

Among the topics covered are the rise and fall of the textile industry, "Dover's Black Day" in March 1896, when flooding seriously damaged the city, and famous visitors and residents of the city's past.

"It's great to see visitors to our community becoming informed about Dover's rich history, but it's especially interesting and gratifying to see local residents learn things that they never realized about the place they live," said Doug DeDe, a former Dover City Councilor who also serves as a tour guide. "Dover is America's seventh oldest permanent settlement, so we've had more than our share of remarkable events over the years."

The tours cost $5 per person, and $15 for families of three or more. To make a reservation, contact the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce at 742-2218 or email michael(at) For additional information, visit

Tours run on Saturdays throughout Sept. 27.