Rockland Historical Society member Alice Keen will lead walking tours of the Residential Historic District in Rockland beginning Saturday, July 9. The Residential Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and stretches from Union Street to Broadway and from Masonic Street to Talbot Avenue.

Buildings in the district include a large cluster of the city’s most significant 19th and early 20th-century buildings, built for the business leaders of Rockland from 1830 to 1930. The district contains fine examples of Cape, Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Shingle Style, Colonial Revival, Arts and Crafts, and Bungalow style architecture.

Along the tour folks will learn some Rockland history and inspiring, rags-to-riches stories of Rockland sea captains, traders, shipbuilders, industrialists, war heroes, politicians, and poets.

Saturday tours will begin at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the Recreation Center at the corner of Union and Limerock streets. Tours will last about an hour and a half  and will cost $10, payable by cash or check to the Rockland Historical Society. Groups are limited to 10, so reservations are needed. Tours are scheduled for July 9 and 23, Aug. 13 and 27, Sept. 10 and 24, and Oct. 1 and 15. Group tours can be arranged on other days.

For reservations, contact the Rockland Historical Society, located on the lower level of the Rockland Public Library, open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from noon to 5 p.m., or call 594-6193. Brochures are available at the Historical Society, the library, and the Chamber of Commerce.