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Duke Street Black History Tour with Manumission Tour Company

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Explore the heart of Old Town Alexandria like never before on our exclusive “Duke Street Black History” Tour. Starting and concluding right at our shop, this 90-minute guided walking journey will immerse you in the captivating stories woven into the very fabric of our neighborhood, where fibre space calls home.

This tour along the Duke Street corridor in Old Town Alexandria visits sites connected to the early Alexandria slave trade, such the former site of Franklin & Armfield, and the former Bruin Slave Jail site that held the Edmonson sisters as well as sites that connect to early African American’s spirituality such Shiloh Baptist Church and the Alexandria National Cemetery.

Join us and delve into the captivating past of Duke Street. Let’s journey together, uncovering the hidden chapters that have shaped our community. Reserve your spot today and be part of this enriching experience!

(Entry into the Freedom House Museum is separate from our tour and not covered by Manumission Tour Company).


About our tour guide:

Manumission Tour Company was founded in the spring of 2016, by John Taylor Chapman, a fourth generation Alexandrian and member of Alexandria City Council. His company curates guided cultural heritage tours designed to highlight Alexandria’s extensive African American History.