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3:00 Freedom's Friends History Walk
Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. The town was once said to be second only to Canada as an asylum for freedom seekers. This guided history walk is about the historic decisions that shaped Oberlin’s growth as a station and highlights the individuals and events that marked Oberlin as one of the most active stations of the Underground Railroad. Stories include Oberlin College’s acceptance of African American students, the famous ship Amistad, men who volunteered for John Brown’s violent raid on Harper’s Ferry and local efforts to thwart slave catchers.

Today, the tour begins at the Toni Morrison / UGRR park at the northeast corner of Main and Lorain (S.R. 511) Streets.

Tickets must be purchased online or at the Monroe House's Museum Store. Tickets are not available at the start location. This tour is best suited for visitors 9 years of age and older. History walks may be cancelled and fees refunded if it is raining at the start time.

Date: 11/9/2013
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Category: History Walk
Adult Price: $6.00
Member Price: $0.00
College Student Price: $0.00
College Student Member Price: $0.00
Child Price: $0.00
Child Member Price: $0.00
Note About Pricing: Special Offering during Oberlin College Parents' Weekend
Other times: 11/8 at 3:00 p.m. and 11/9 at 11:00 a.m.

Capacity: 40
Openings: 0