Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour

LOCATION
City Tour Detroit
Second Baptist Church
411 Monroe Street, Detroit 48226
DATE
Jul 22, 2017

7 p.m.; tours last 2.5-3 hrs.

Monthly
July 22, Aug. 5 & 26
2017-07-22 00:00:00America/DetroitJourney to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad TourMore of an experience than tour, this dramatic journey takes us through Midnight, code for Detroit, where we retrace the steps of Freedom Seekers at this important, final stop on the long, treacherous road to freedom. Tour begins with a powerful reenactment inside the Croghan Street Station, a safe house located in the isolated cellar beneath Second Baptist Church. Here we witness the frightening conditions Freedom Seekers endured during their long journey to freedom. As we covertly make our way through town, we'll meet many of the brave people who risked their lives escaping the horrors of slavery, prominent abolitionists who aided them, and influential politicians who used their influence to change the course of history. You never know who we may encounter along the way! Perhaps, we'll meet Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, George DeBaptiste, Seymour Finney, Laura Haviland, or Senator Jacob Merritt Howard. Long underplayed or never told, Detroit's role in the Underground Railroad is one of many Detroit stories that begs to be told! Tour price includes: narrated tour and people mover tokens. This is a walking/people mover tour with the emphasis on walking. (Approximately 2 miles with lots of stops and steep steps at church). Dress appropriately for the weather AND wear comfy, walking shoes. Tours run rain or shine.City Tour Detroit
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Adults $40, Youth $18

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More of an experience than tour, this dramatic journey takes us through Midnight, code for Detroit, where we retrace the steps of Freedom Seekers at this important, final stop on the long, treacherous road to freedom.

Tour begins with a powerful reenactment inside the Croghan Street Station, a safe house located in the isolated cellar beneath Second Baptist Church. Here we witness the frightening conditions Freedom Seekers endured during their long journey to freedom.

As we covertly make our way through town, we’ll meet many of the brave people who risked their lives escaping the horrors of slavery, prominent abolitionists who aided them, and influential politicians who used their influence to change the course of history. You never know who we may encounter along the way! Perhaps, we’ll meet Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, George DeBaptiste, Seymour Finney, Laura Haviland, or Senator Jacob Merritt Howard.

Long underplayed or never told, Detroit’s role in the Underground Railroad is one of many Detroit stories that begs to be told! Tour price includes: narrated tour and people mover tokens. This is a walking/people mover tour with the emphasis on walking. (Approximately 2 miles with lots of stops and steep steps at church). Dress appropriately for the weather AND wear comfy, walking shoes. Tours run rain or shine.

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