your group on a tour of Underground Railroad sites in Lorain County!
Valley is working with The
Lorain County Visitors Bureau and Lake
Erie Coastal Ohio to bring the Underground Railroad experience
to life. Tours can be customized to meet your needs. To find out
more about this program and its costs, send us an e-mail.
09:30 AM: First Church in Oberlin
Built in 1842, this church served as the original meeting site for
the first Anti-Slavery Society in Oberlin (donations appreciated)
11:00 AM: Drive-by tour of Oberlin:
View monuments, parks and homes significant to the Underground Railroad
11:30 AM: Westwood Cemetery*
Resting place of former slaves, abolitionists and other historic
personages (guided walking tour)
12:15 PM: Lunch
01:45 PM: Monteith Hall, Elyria
Home of abolitionist, educator and religious leader, John Monteith.
An UR station.
03:15 PM: Burrell House, Sheffield
Early settler in Lorain County; UR station
05:00 PM: Dinner
06:00 PM: NEXT STOP, FREEDOM! Storytelling or first-person character
program about the Underground Railroad through Ohio.
07:00 PM: Return trip
*Bad Weather times and/or senior groups who do not want to walk
outside can substitute a stop at the Oberlin Heritage Center which
includes homes of two abolitionists.
Costs= Admission fees at stops, performance fees, tour guides and
booking coordination fees to be determined during tour arrangements.
Bus cost not included.