Underground Railroad History Walking Tours

The Christ Episcopal Church in Rockville, a rumored stop on the Underground Railroad

The Christ Episcopal Church in Rockville, a rumored stop on the Underground Railroad

On Wednesday, July 29, Join Peerless Rockville, the Menare Foundation, the Montgomery County Historical Society, and Susan Soderberg of the Germantown Historical Society for a walking tour of Underground Railroad History in Rockville.

Hear about the life of Josiah Henson (the model for the title character of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) who risked all for freedom and whose autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe. Find out about the young Ann Maria Weems, who escaped slavery in Rockville dressed as a coachman and whose story vividly illustrated the twists and turns of ongoing research on the Underground Railroad.

Tours will leave at 2 pm and 6 pm from the site of the Confederate Soldier on the east lawn of the Red Brick Courthouse. Tours are free and open to all.

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