Josie's Hope: A Secret City Revealed Tour

Oak Ridge, TN, US
Language: English
7 Stops 32.8 miles · Car · Adult, Teen, Elementary, Preschool
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  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee Pre World War II History
  • African American History


If you ever wanted to unlock the mysteries of a secret, take the adventure with Josie as she reveals what would become of her small rural town. The Josie’s Hope: Secret City Revealed Tour could be a full day of outdoor fun exploring the spaces that tell the story of Josie and many other families that were displaced by the top-Secret World War II Manhattan Project in the city now known as Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Grab your hiking shoes and put on your thinking caps, each stop has an interactive activity that we are sure you will enjoy. If you get extra hungry on this adventure stop by the historic Jefferson Fountain (22 North Jefferson Circle) for an Atomic Sampler Breakfast or a good ole country cooking lunch. Don’t forget if you want to know more about Josie’s journey download or pick up a copy of Josie’s Hope: A Secret City Revealed from the K-25 History Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, or on Amazon. This is a self-guided tour that includes easy to moderate hiking depending on skill level. Please observe all signage and operating hours. Some items you may need on this trip are a smartphone, camera, appropriate hiking gear, water, a penny, and bug spray.

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 Prayer Trail)

1.10 miles

4 more tour stops

Please purchase tour to gain access to every tour stop.


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