Journey to Freedom - 2021 Underground Railroad Bus Tours
Saturday, July 24, 2021 11am-2pm
This tour will be a combo of sites in Ypsilanti (McCoy or Adams St), Pittsfield (Aray and Harwood Cemetery), and Ann Arbor (Pontiac Trail and 4th Ave),with minimal walking, and a 30min rest stop. We'll have either individually wrapped snacks or a box lunch.
Pickup and drop-off will be from Washtenaw Community College,
4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, 48105, in front of the Technical & Industrial Bldg. The entrance is at a traffic light across from the Health & Fitness Center and St Joseph Mercy Hospital.
Guests will be asked to donate $25/adult, $10/student, children 3 and under are free
Ride by Historic Sites in Washtenaw County: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Township
The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes, hidden places, determined citizens and self-liberated people of color seeking freedom. Two essential routes to Detroit and ultimate safety in Canada crossed in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.Discover the role Washtenaw County played on these docent guided bus tours and walks by the exteriors of local and nationally-known Underground Railroad landmarks, historic sites, cemeteries, buildings and homes. Tours cover Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Pittsfield Township.
Bus tours are limited to 30 guests. Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti bus tours are $25 adults, $10 students & seniors 65+ Pickup & drop off from Washtenaw Community College, Technical and Industrial Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, 48105
For information Contact: Deborah Meadows, email@example.com phone/text 734-819-8182
Journey to Freedom is a member of The National Park Service, US Department of the Interior national Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. In addition to preserving historic sites associated with the Underground Railroad, the NPS, through the Network to Freedom, attempts to tell a comprehensive story of the people and events associated with the struggle for freedom from enslavement. Much of the historic physical evidence of places—the buildings and landscapes—important to the Underground Railroad have been altered or destroyed. To convey the magnitude of this history, it is necessary to recognize commemorative and interpretive efforts, in addition to identifying and preserving the sites that remain. Consequently, the Network was designed to include not only sites, but facilities and programs.