Manumission Tour Company

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

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Opens Fri 10a
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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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Tamey W.

I booked a tour on the website two weeks prior. The day the tour was scheduled someone called 20 minutes before it started to cancel. Very unprofessional. Read more

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M L.

Our tour guide Pam was knowledgeable and passionate about sharing a balanced and factual tour constructed from stories of enslaved and freed residents of Alexandria. Not having grown up completely... 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

Manumission Tour Company

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

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Closed Now
  • Sun, Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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