Vacation+Leisure Highlights Underground Railroad Tour In Alexandria

Vacation+Leisure Highlights Underground Railroad Tour In Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Vacation+Leisure is highlighting Town Council member and Manumission Tour Corporation operator John T. Chapman in new online video about his Underground Railroad tour.

The Underground Railroad Route, a walking tour introduced in tumble 2020, is discussed in a online video introduced by the journal in time for Black History Thirty day period. The tour attributes stories of enslaved people in Alexandria who escaped via the Underground Railroad. These accounts come from abolitionist William Still’s 1872 e-book known as “The Underground Railroad.” The tour demonstrates exactly where these men and women may have lived and worked, when and how they escaped and who may have helped them.

You can hear Chapman go over the tales in the online video down below or a lot more in depth on impending walking excursions. The Alexandria Underground Railroad tales tour and other individuals can be booked on the web at or at the Alexandria Visitor Heart (Ramsay Dwelling). Other excursions incorporate Freedom’s Struggle in Alexandria and Duke Street’s Black Heritage.

Manumission Tour Organization was started off in 2016 by Chapman, a fourth technology Alexandrian. The tour organization seeks to spotlight the background of Black people today in Alexandria by guided tours.

To obtain other Black heritage encounters and Black History Thirty day period gatherings in Alexandria, see Check out Alexandria’s web page.