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Walking Tour of Still's Underground Railroad in Alexandria

132 N Royal St Alexandria, 22314 22314
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12:30 PM
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12:30 PM
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12:30 PM
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Walking Tour of Still's Underground Railroad in Alexandria
Detail Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Immerse yourself in a part of American history with the Walking Tour of Stills Underground Railroad in Alexandria, Virginia. This gripping and enlightening tour takes you through the less-traveled paths of this historic city, allowing you to step back in time and discover the silent tales of courage and survival whispered through the ages.

On this unique journey, you'll follow in the footsteps of the brave souls that existed during the era of the Underground Railroad. Typically, the itinerary for the tour spans about 1.5 miles and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. As the tour requires a fair bit of walking, comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended. The guide, an expert on the history of the area, will illuminate your path with stories from the past, making each landmark you encounter a point of interest.

Passing through historic Old Town Alexandria, you'll stop by key landmarks that played an essential role in the Underground Railroad. These include places like the Franklin and Armfield Office, one of the largest slave-trading companies in the country. You'll get to explore the profound narratives that took place within the cobbled streets, coming face to face with the impact and the legacy of slavery in the district.

The history of the Underground Railroad in Alexandria is a story laced with bravery, resilience, and the pursuit of freedom. The Walking Tour of Stills Underground Railroad is more than just a sightseeing trip. It’s a journey into a chapter of American history that continues to shape the nation. Get an intimate look into the diverse characters who defied the prevailing societal norms, including the conductors of the Underground Railroad, who risked their lives to lead enslaved people to freedom.

Signing up for the Walking Tour of Stills Underground Railroad in Alexandria is not merely to take a stroll in a historic city; it's a step into the past. It's a direct encounter with the harrowing history and inspiring struggles that have made America what it is today. The vivid tales spun by your knowledgeable guide will transport you back into the heart of history, compelling you to appreciate the sacrifices made by those who were instrumental in shaping the successes of the Underground Railroad.

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 Pass By  Alexandria City Hall & Market Square
Situated at the heart of old town Alexandria, the City Hall and Market Square offer an enchanting blend of rich history and vibrant energy. The square, a buzzing hub for local fairs and concerts, is drenched in colonial charm. The City Hall, a masterpiece of Greek Revival architecture, narrates a captivating tale of Alexandria's past. It's a must-visit journey through time.
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 Pass By  Captain's Row
Experience the poignant beauty of Captain's Row, the historic heart of Williamsburg, Virginia. As you stroll on the charming cobblestone streets lined with grand 18th century homes, you'll truly feel the inviting warmth of historic America. With impressive architecture, breathtaking gardens, and the mighty James River in the backdrop, Captain's Row promises a tranquil journey through America's colonial past.
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 Stop at  Market Square
Discover the historic charm of Market Square near Williamsburg, Virginia. It's more than just a shopping destination; it's a home of colonial heritage. Fine dine in exquisite restaurants, explore quaint shops for unique mementos, or enjoy seasonal farmers' markets amidst preserved 18th-century architecture. Unveil the area's rich history in every captivating corner of Market Square!
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 Pass By  Site of Original First Baptist Church of Williamsburg
Immerse yourself in America's rich history at the Site of the Original First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. Tread on hallowed grounds that have borne witness to pivotal moments of faith, resilience and pursuit for religious freedom. This symbolic site, deeply intertwined with African-American history, is an evocative testament to the enduring spirit of early Baptist believers.
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 Pass By  Old Town Alexandria
Experience the rich tapestry of American history in Williamsburg's Old Town. This vintage gem invites you to walk along its cobblestone streets, explore colonial-era buildings, meet historically-costumed locals, and dive into centuries-old American culture. An immersive journey awaits every history enthusiast, from artisan shops to traditional taverns, at this unmatched beacon of America's past.

Remember, history is not just found in textbooks—it's all around us. It lingers in the walls of old buildings and echoes through historic districts. Let the Walking Tour of Stills Underground Railroad in Alexandria inspire your imagination, deepen your appreciation of history, and give you a renewed sense of humanity's unyielding spirit. Don't miss the opportunity to make the past come vividly alive!


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