Tad Dukehart has been a tour guide for the Ephraim Historical Foundation for eight years, first as a walking tour guide and currently as a tram tour guide. He has led numerous groups of tourists across Highway 42 to Anderson Dock to share the history of the founding of Ephraim, the Anderson family and store, and the Niagara Escarpment. Visitors have been enthralled by his stories throughout the 1.5-mile walking tour along Water and Moravia Streets – all for $5 per person. (The walking tour ticket includes entry into the Ephraim Village Museums: Anderson Store, Anderson Barn, Pioneer Schoolhouse and Goodletson Cabin).
“The tram tours offer the opportunity for visitors who cannot make the tour on foot to enjoy the same experience as a walking tour,” said Dukehart. “I hope at the conclusion of the tram tour the visitors leave with a working knowledge of how Ephraim came to be and how the village has been preserved.”
Ephraim Village Museum’s Historic Tram Tours depart from Anderson Barn History Center every Tuesday through Saturday at 11 am, through September 3. Fall tram tours are every Friday and Saturday at 11 am from September 9 through October 8. Advanced reservations are accepted by calling 920.854.9688. The fee for the one-hour tram tour is $8 per adult and $5 per student, including entry into four Ephraim Village Museums.