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Duke Street Black History Tour with Manumission Tour Company
Join us for a custom version of Manumission Tour Company’s “Duke Street Black History” Tour, beginning and ending at our shop! This amazing tour will help our community to know more about the history of the very neighborhood fibre space resides in.
This 90 minute guided walking 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.
(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.