Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour
Special Black History Month Bus Tour
Saturday: Feb 23 / 1:30 PM / $35 Adult, $25 Youth (Group rates available for parties of 12 or more. Call 734.642.5712 for details).
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Join us as we travel throughout Midnight (code name for Detroit) and retrace the steps of Freedom Seekers at this final stop on the long and treacherous journey from slavery to freedom.
On this three hour tour, you’ll hear the stories of the brave people who made the dangerous journey to Detroit in search of freedom, the prominent abolitionists who aided them, and the ordinary people as well as influential politicians, who courageously raised their voices against oppressive ideology – including the United States Senator from Michigan who authored the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.
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 or safe houses, 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.
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.