Old Town Trolley Tours & Monuments by Moonlight will be running tours January 22-24. Read our tour updates & safety information.
Rear Admiral Peary is credited with being the first to reach the North Pole. He directed a six man team which included Matthew Henson. Henson was an African American explorer and a close companion of Admiral Peary. It was Henson who planted the U.S. flag on the North Pole.