AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE WALKING TOUR OF CAPE MAY
The Center for Community Arts presents an entertaining and informative walking tour. Hidden in plain sight among Cape May's Victorian beauty are stories of blacks-only beaches and USO, the thriving African American businesses, social and religious community and the fate of the segregated Franklin Street School.
Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:00 AM, June through September 9th. No reservations necessary. Join us at 10:45 at 717 Franklin Street. The tour is an hour to an hour and one-half. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children under the age of 12.
the tours will begin again in june of 2018.
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TROLLEY TOUR IN CAPE MAY
Few people know the part that Cape May played in the Underground Railroad. Nor do many know about Harriet Tubman’s presence here in the early 1850s.
Join CCA’s Community History Committee on a trolley tour of the places where escaped slaves sought refuge and help to continue their journeys to freedom. Hear the stories and visit some of the places connected with the Underground Railroad, including: a look at the Owen Coachman House; a walk in an historic cemetery where our earliest free black settlers are buried; and a glimpse of the summer home of Stephen Smith, a leading businessman, abolitionist and unsung hero of the Underground Railroad. Learn how Harriet Tubman found Cape May as a resource for earning money to fund her work.
TOURS WILL RUN on the following dates: september 9th, 16th, 23rd and the 30th; october 7th; November 11th
TICKETS ARE $15, TOURS WILL RUN FROM 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM AND THE TROLLEY WILL LEAVE FROM THE washington street mall information booth at ocean street in cape may