October 2023 Tours
Saturday, October 7 - 10:30am - 11:45am Neighborhood Walking Tour with Scott McFadden
Guests meet at Wheeler Park, 810 N. 4th Ave, Ann Arbor. The route will be a slow walk south to Catherine St and return to Wheeler Park. This tour includes sites significant to African American history and culture in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. Cost $10.
Sunday, October 8 - 2pm - 5pm.
Bus Tour with Deborah Meadows
Guests will board a Golden Limousine motor coach in the Meijer parking lot at 3825 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti (behind Huntington bank). This tour will stop and drive-by sites associated with local Underground Railroad history. Cost $30, or $25 for students/seniors 65+
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.