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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 said to be second only to Canada as an asylum for freedom seekers. Guests on this history walk are guided by a docent from the Oberlin Heritage Center who discusses the historic decisions that shaped Oberlin’s growth as a station on the Underground Railroad and the individuals and events that marked Oberlin as one of the most active stations. Hear stories about Oberlin’s most famous freedom seekers and people known to have helped them make their way to freedom on this 90-minute neighborhood walking tour.


$6/adult; free for students and children. Advance registration is required and space is limited to 40 participants. Call 440-774-1700 or visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org to register. In case of rain, the tour will be cancelled.


TOUR BEGINS ON THE FRONT STEPS OF FIRST CHURCH, CORNER OF MAIN AND LORAIN STREETS (RT. 58 AND RT. 511)

Date: 11/6/2021
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 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: 40
Openings: 40