In the Berea College Historical Tour, you will walk through Berea’s beautiful campus, learning inspirational stories of the men and women who dedicated their lives to creating the first co-educational and interracial college of the South. Looking at our historic buildings, as well as our contemporary additions, you will learn the transitions Berea College has seen throughout history in response to violent fight-back from this community and communities surrounding during our early years (today our community is all-around loving and supportive, working together to pursue our founder’s mission). In addition, you will learn the development of the one-of-a-kind work-study program, potentially seeing students working in one of over two-hundred labor positions around campus. There is also mention of the environmentally friendly aspects of campus interwoven along the way. If you are particularly interested in the sustainability here, see the Eco Tour.