Discover the African American-Canadian Underground Railroad Tour!
Tour begins May 1, 2014
This tour traces the journey of slaves as they made their way to the last U.S. stop on the "Underground Railroad". You will visit Second Baptist Church, the first African American church in Michigan, which helped some 5,000 slaves reach their freedom in Canada. Here you will experience a narrated tour, which includes witnessing a room where slaves were kept as they prepared for their journey into Canada.
The tour continues with a visit to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the largest African American history museum in the world. The museum documents, preserves and educates the public about the lives of African Americans prior to slavery and continuing through the twentieth century. The tour continues as you travel across the Detroit River to Canada to visit Sandwich Baptist Church in Windsor, the oldest Black church in the Windsor area and the first Canadian stop on the "Underground Railroad"; and the North American Black Historical Museum which houses artifacts focusing on the "Underground Railroad" and the Canadian Black settlement in Southwestern Ontario. Tour averages 4 - 6 hours.