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: june 20th & 27th, july 11th, 18th & 25th; August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th; september 5th & 23rd, october 7th