Our ,2022 scheduled scenic bus tours of sites that were part of the Underground Railroad and the historic African American community have sold out.
Tickets are $30 for adults, and $20 for students & seniors 65yrs+ Guests are asked to wear masks on the bus.
If you would like to talk about arranging a private group tour, (April-October) email firstname.lastname@example.org, or text/call 734-819-8182.
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.
Pickup and drop off will be determined by docent. Either, Washtenaw Community College, Technical and Industrial Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, 48105. OR, Meijer's Parking lot at 3825 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti, 48197. Transportation provided by Golden Limousine. Guests are asked to wear masks on bus. For questions email email@example.com, or text/call 734-819-8182. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $20 for students & seniors 65yrs+.
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.