Tour Inclusions: 3 nights’ accommodation; 3 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 3 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity, except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested. Based on 35 paying passengers and one (1) comp in double occupancy.Highlights:
- National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
- United American Cemetery
- The Black Brigade Memorial
- Harriet Beecher Stowe House
- Findlay Market
- National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
- John Parker House
- John Rankin House
- National Underground Railroad Museum
- Historic Washington District
Sample Itinerary: Day 1 - National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, United American Cemetery, & The Black Brigade Memorial
- Arrive in Ohio, and enjoy lunch included at a local favorite. After lunch, explore the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center. The museum is the permanent home of one of the nation’s largest collections of Afro-American materials, with over 9,000 artifacts and artwork, 350 manuscript collections, and thousands of photographs.
- Arrive at the United American Cemetery. This is the resting place of Underground Railroad figures as well as writers, politicians, businesspeople, artists, Civil Rights leaders, and many military veterans, including at least 55 African American veterans of the Civil War.
- Depart for The Black Brigade Memorial. The Black Brigade was formed in 1862 to construct barricades to defend Cincinnati from Confederate attack. A monument to their valiant efforts has been built consisting of bronze statues and plaques, interpretive signs, and carved stones which includes the names of all 718 members of the brigade.
- Check-in to your local area hotel & rest prior to an included dinner at local favorite restaurant. (Meals: L, D)
- Enjoy an included breakfast at hotel this morning.
- Depart for the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Tour the home of the author, who according to President Abraham Lincoln, started the Civil War.
- Arrive for a Tour of Findlay Market. Find out about the oldest open air market in Ohio and sample from several of the vendors and shops. Enjoy lunch on own while exploring.
- After lunch, depart for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Enjoy a tour of this Smithsonian-affiliated Museum giving insights into past and current struggle for freedom.
- Return to the hotel for the evening and enjoy dinner on own in one of Down Town Cincinnati’s culinary delights. (Meals: B)
- Enjoy an included breakfast at the hotel prior to a tour of the John Parker House. Learn how this ex-slave became the first African American to hold a US Patent and assist countless passengers along the Underground Railroad.
- Depart for lunch included alongside the Ohio River. After lunch, explore the John Rankin House. He assisted more than 2,000 fugitives over the years as one of the key stops along the Underground Railroad.
- Arrive at the National Underground Railroad Museum. Rooted in the stories of the Underground Railroad, the museum illuminates the true meaning of inclusive freedom by presenting permanent & special exhibits that inspire, public programming that provoke dialogue & action, and educational resources that equip modern abolitionists.
- Depart for the Historic Washington District. The depths of history in this district will evoke several emotions from locations of active slave markets, to the founding county seat for the state of Kentucky.
- Return to the hotel and enjoy dinner on own in the city. (Meals: B, L)
- Breakfast is included at the hotel before checking out and departing for home. (Meals: B)
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