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11:00 AM - Freedom's Friends Underground Railroad and Abolition History Walk

History Walk begins near the front steps of First Church (106 N. Main Street; Oberlin) at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Tours are limited to 9 participants from one family or familiar group. The docent will be wearing a face covering and participants are also encouraged to do so. For safety reasons, the tour will NOT include visits to the interior of First Church or the Little Red Schoolhouse. Participants must answer questions about their current health and potential contact with positive cases, and share contact information for in case contact tracing is needed.

“Oberlin is perhaps the most important station along the whole line of the Underground Railway. It has rendered the most important services to Freedom. It is second only to Canada as an asylum for the hunted fugitive.” Hear stories about Oberlin’s most famous freedom seekers and people known to have helped them make their way to freedom.

Space is limited; advance registration and payment required. Register on-line or call 440.774.1700. This history walk will be cancelled if it is raining at start time and registrants may request refunds or transfers.

Date: 6/6/2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 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: Advance registration and payment is REQUIRED

Capacity: 9
Openings: 9