The Alexandria Black History Museum
is conducting its second Slavery to Freedom Tour Saturday, April 27. The six-hour tour starts at 10a.
The bus tour begins at Mount Vernon with an exclusive viewing of Mount Vernon’s “Lives Bound Together” exhibition on slavery at George Washington’s plantation. Exhibit curators will conduct the tour. Afterward, visitors will walk to Mount Vernon’s Slave Cemetery for a site talk by archeologists followed by a lunchtime lecture (box lunch provided).
After lunch, guests will board a bus to Alexandria and visit Freedom House Museum, once part of the headquarters for the largest domestic slave trading firm in the United States, and then on to Alexandria’s Contraband and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial, the burial ground for over 1700 contrabands (escaped slaves). The tour will conclude at Mount Vernon at 4p.
The cost is $40.00 and includes lunch. The tour will take place rain or shine and has extended periods of walking over uneven terrain. Call 703-746-4706 for additional information.