Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Lantern Walking / People Mover Tour
Saturday, Oct 19 / 7 PM to 10 PM (Final tour of the season) / $25 Adult, $18 Youth*
Bring umbrella and warm jacket!
REAL DEAL: *Use discount code *RealDeal* when ordering online or via phone and SAVE $5 off tickets. (RealDeal valid through Oct 19, 2013. Discount not valid with other discounts or special offers).
(Group rates available for parties of 12 or more. Call for reservation)
Sat/Sun afternoon tours available for groups of 12 or more. Weekday tours available for school groups and other interested parties.
Tours depart promptly from corner of Beaubien & Monroe, in front of Greektown PeopleMover Station exit stairs
All aboard the famous train without any tracks!
“What an informative and interesting tour tonight! The historic “actors” really added a touch of reality as we walked the stops and history of the Underground Railroad. I will definitely recommend this to my friends and family!” Lynn, Dearborn Heights
“You did a terrific job. The four of us enjoyed the Underground Railroad tour very much. The actors, the timing, the incredible research that went into this tour – all were top notch. We have been raving about this tour since and have encouraged other friends to take it.” Carol, Grosse Pointe
Join us as we travel under the cover of darkness throughout Midnight, code for Detroit, and retrace the steps of Freedom Seekers at this important, final stop on the long and treacherous journey to freedom.
Follow our lantern-carrying guide around town and hear the stories of the brave people who escaped the shackles of the horrendous institution known as slavery and sought freedom across the river in Canda, the prominent abolitionists who aided them, and the influential politicians, who courageously raised their voices against oppressive ideology.
Discover the role our courts played in enforcing the unpopular fugitive slave laws and how local episodes of popular resistance impacted the entire nation.
Documented hiding places, the Frederick Douglas and John Brown meeting spot and the section of town where the horrific race riot of 1863, dubbed “the bloodiest day that ever dawned upon Detroit” erupted are just a few of the many sites we’ll visit on this tour.
Long underplayed or never told, Detroit’s role in the Underground Railroad and the abolition movement is one of many Detroit stories that beg to be told!
Important: Minimum participants are required for all tours. Hometown History Tours reserves the right to cancel tours when minimum participant requirements are not met. While we welcome same day registration if space permits, please call us in advance to make sure tour is a go.
This is a walking/people mover tour with emphasis on walking. Wear comfy shoes and dress for the weather.
From Belle Isle to Eight Mile, down Woodward Avenue – an original American byway and site of the nation’s first mile of concrete highway, to Gate 4 of Ford’s infamous Rouge Plant bridge to the Gateway to Freedom at the river’s edge, Hometown History Tours reveals the stories of Detroit that beg to be told.