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From Slavery to Freedom Bus Tour

Title:From Slavery to Freedom Bus Tour
Date & Time:Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Event Details:Sales for this tour will end at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16.

This special African American History tour begins at Mount Vernon with a viewing of their new exhibition, Lives Bound Together, on slavery at George Washington’s plantation. This tour will be conducted by the exhibit curators. Afterwards, visitors will walk to Mount Vernon’s Slave Cemetery for a site talk by archeologists. Following lunch, guests will board a bus to visit Gum Springs, a historic African American community, and then on to Alexandria’s Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial, the burial ground for over 1,700 contrabands (escaped slaves). The tour will conclude at Mount Vernon at 4 p.m. The tour will go rain or shine and has extended periods of walking over uneven terrain. Shuttle transport around Mount Vernon is available for those with mobility concerns. Box lunch and bus transport is included in the ticket price. Additional details will be emailed to participants closer to the event date.
Contact Person:Dan Lee
Contact Phone No.:703.746.4554
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Archaeology Museum, Black History Museum, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria

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