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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.

Tour meets on the front steps of First Church at the corner of Main St. (Rt. 58) and Lorain St. (Rt. 511).

Advance registration is strongly recommended.

Admission: $10/adults; OHC members, college students with current IDs, children (under 18) accompanied by adult, Blue Star Museums and Museums for All participants: free.

Date: 6/8/2024
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Category: History Walk
Adult Price: $10.00
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: OHC is part of the Museums for All program. Admission is $0 for eligible participants (limited to 4 participants per SNAP, EBT, or WIC card). Online registration for Museums for All admissions is not available at this time. For advance registration, please call 440-774-1700 or email

Capacity: 20
Openings: 13