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Civil War to Civil Rights 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).

This tour highlights historic events that reveal both Oberlin's progress and setbacks in race relations dating from early Oberlin all the way up to the 21st Century. Learn how Oberlin was a leader in abolition, participating heavily in events such as the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue, the Raid on Harper's Ferry, and the American Civil War, but also struggled with its own issues of equality and racism during these early years and later through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and today.

This tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and covers .7 walking miles. This tour ends at the Oberlin Heritage Center Museum Campus.


COVID-19 Policies:
Advanced registration and payment are required. This tour may not venture indoors and will be limited to 12 participants. Docents and visitors must wear masks and follow social distance guidelines.


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: 7/10/2021
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 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
Capacity: 12
Openings: 12