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Manumission Tour Company

717 Queen St., Outside the Barrett Library, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 USA

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Sat 10a-4p
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  • No Wifi
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“A tour focused on Black history”

Blind spots in Alexandria's historical tourism offerings inspired John Chapman, a fourth generation Alexandrian, to launch Manumission Tour Company (“manumission” means release from slavery). Manumission offers several 90-minute walking tours, including “Still’s Underground Railroad.” Based on abolitionist William Still's 1872 book 'The Underground Railroad,' the tour recounts the stories of several fugitive slaves from Alexandria and ponders who might have helped them on their road to freedom.

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Deborah S.

GREAT tour today with Pam!!! We've lived in Alexandria just over two years and learned more today than in our entire time here. Great guide, excellent information, and incredible value. We'll be... Read more

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Rachael O.

Great experience from start to finish! Scheduling the tour was quick and easy online using the link my friend sent me. The guide was knowledgeable and responsive to the group's many questions.... Read more

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Alison V.

We've done this tour twice and can't recommend it highly enough! Such a great idea to tell the history of Alexandria's enslaved people through their own stories while walking through the places... Read more

Manumission Tour Company

717 Queen St.
Outside the Barrett Library
Alexandria, Virginia
22314 USA
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Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Sun, Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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