A walking tour about the history of South Front Street takes place on Thursday.

Brian Fors with Mankato’s Heritage Preservation Commission says four tour times are available, Four p.m., 4:30, 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Each tour will leave from the intersection of South Front Street and East Walnut Street.”

The tour includes buildings between the 100 and 500 blocks of South Front Street, such as the former Saulpaugh Hotel, a former saloon, cigar factory, meat market, jewelry and hardware stores, and more.

Each tour lasts about an hour.

People can also learn about the history of South Front Street from a stationary location, the Intergovernmental Center, at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The city’s Courtney Kramlinger says the Heritage Preservation Commission makes recommendations to the city council, “About promoting and preserving Mankato’s historic neighborhoods, including buildings and places locally significant to our heritage.”

Tours are open to the public at no cost. Parking is available on the street or in city parking ramps.