Josie's Hope: A Secret City Revealed Tour

Oak Ridge, TN, US
Language: English
7 Stops 32.6 miles · Car · Adult, Teen, Elementary, Preschool
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  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee Pre World War II History
  • African American History


Embark on a thrilling adventure with Josie as she unveils the secrets of her small rural town on the Josie’s Hope: Secret City Revealed Tour. Join her in exploring the captivating spaces depicted in the short graphic novel, Josie's Hope: A Secret City Revealed, which recounts her displacement by the top-secret World War II Manhattan Project in what is now known as Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Make sure to come prepared by wearing comfortable hiking shoes and bringing your thinking caps, as each stop along the tour offers interactive activities. If you find yourself getting hungry during this exciting journey, make a pit stop at the historic Jefferson Fountain located at 22 North Jefferson Circle. Indulge in an Atomic Sampler Breakfast or savor some good old-fashioned country cooking for lunch. To delve deeper into Josie's extraordinary journey, consider downloading or picking up a copy of the short graphic novel at the K-25 History Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, or through Amazon. Please note that this self-guided tour involves easy to moderate hiking, depending on your skill level. Always observe signage and adhere to operating hours to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. It is advisable to bring a smartphone, camera, appropriate hiking gear, water, a penny, and bug spray to enhance your trip.

Route Details

Are We There Yet? (North Ridge Trail)

3.8 miles

Our Town (Wood Chapel and Cemetery)

2.5 miles

Fact or Fiction? (John Hendrix Memorial Trail)

1.38 miles

4 more tour stops

Please purchase tour to gain access to every tour stop.


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