A two-hour guided walking tour in Washington, D.C. for free can be a great way to spice up your Friday. If the idea sounds exciting, make sure you are outside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art at 950 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 at 6:00 p.m. on July 12.
The educational and entertaining tour that focuses on Underground Railroad activities in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia is organized by the non-profit community Washington, D.C. History & Culture.
Within the context of “Underground Railroad”, slavery and emancipation history of the area will also be discussed. And a number of famous figures who participated in the Underground Railroad such as Frederick Douglass (abolitionist and writer), Harriet Tubman (abolitionist and political activist), Solomon Northup (the primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave), Mary & Emily Edmonson (abolitionists) and others will be reviewed during the event.
During the guided tour, attendees will be presented information via handouts, microphone and visual aids. However, the organizers are warning that there may be difficulties for some of the participants to follow the material, as the size of the group may vary between 50 and more than 100. “We prefer to overcome these challenges to the best of our abilities rather than turn anyone away”, it was added in the event brief.
The tour is free of charge and “all are welcome including children, groups and well-behaved pets.”
The 1.5-mile walk is planned to take two hours “at a moderate pace with potentially some brief options for sitting along the way.” It will end in front of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
For details on upcoming events, you can check out https://www.facebook.com/UndergroundRailroadTours/ or contact Robert Kelleman, who will lead the program, via his email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text him at 202-821-6325.