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Manumission Tour Company

717 Queen St, Outside the Barrett Library, Alexandria, VA 22314-2420
+1 571-236-4170
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Manumission Tour Company gives tours on African American history in Old Town Alexandria. They have... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
PurpleMac7
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Reviewed 9 October 2017
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Manumission Tour Company curates guided cultural heritage tours designed to highlight Alexandria’s extensive African American History. Owned by a fourth generation Alexandria, this company offers weekend guided walking February thru December. Our signature tour "Freedom’s Fight in Alexandria” is a 75 minute guided walking tour on the streets of Old Town which will give participants insight into Alexandria's pre-civil war history of urban slavery, and highlight runaway slaves, like Oscar Ball, and abolitionists, such as pharmacist Edward Stabler, who fought back against the "Peculiar Institution" of slavery.
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717 Queen St, Outside the Barrett Library, Alexandria, VA 22314-2420
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Manumission Tour Company gives tours on African American history in Old Town Alexandria. They have walking tours, scavenger hunts and other activities that give insight into the lives of enslaved and free blacks of blacks in early America through the 1960s. We did the scavenger...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Received an informative overview of concrete African American experiences associated with slavery and freed labor living experiences and the activities under ground railroad northward. From my experiences in other tours of historical Alexandria, this tour covers vitally important ground that others barely touch. Highly recommended!

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John C, Owner at Manumission Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

David-- Thank you for touring with us!

Reviewed 6 October 2017

The tour was very interesting and quite educational for families (parents and children 6years old and up) interested in American Colonial History, including daily life in urban slavery. I highly recommend this tour of Old Town Alexandria where the past is very real and present....More

Thank rudy B
John C, Owner at Manumission Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for touring with us!

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic tour! John is a natural storyteller who brings the history of slavey and abolition in pre-Civil War Virginia to life. A city leader with a passion for this community - past and present - John has extensively researched the stories of Alexandria's people and...More

Thank TimCurry
John C, Owner at Manumission Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Tim-- Thank you for touring with me!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This tour was a beautiful and intriguing unveiling of the rich history of urban slavery in Old Town Alexandria. The detailed stories of trial and triumph has truly inspired my family to keep learning about the history of the lives of African-Americans who came before....More

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John C, Owner at Manumission Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

LaKesha-- Thank you for touring with me and support Manumission Tour Company!!!

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Grab your tickets early and bring your friends. This is a wonderful, powerful, uplifting outing in Alexandria. Before we departed the first stop, our guide was already dropping fascinating new knowledge - and I've lived in Alexandria for almost 20 years. We had a great...More

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John C, Owner at Manumission Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Adrienne-- Thank you for touring with me and bringing your friends!!!

Reviewed 26 June 2017

I've lived in Alexandria for most of my adult life and am a student of history, particularly, African-American history, and the awful legacy of slavery. On our tour, John Taylor Chapman exposed local historical events that I never knew existed. His ability to answer relevant...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Even as a local, I learned so much on this tour. The educational, easy walk from Barrett library to the waterfront included many pauses to learn about the incredible and lesser known history of this City. I know view many of the homes and business...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

John Taylor Chapman, historian and Alexandrian native, fills a much desired need in Old Town. He expertly weaves an elaborate framework of characters and local events specific to Old Town, and relative to national and international temperaments. This tour is suited for history buffs as...More

Thank Marcus G
Reviewed 26 May 2017

If you are thinking about taking a walking tour in Alexandria, you can't go wrong with John's tour. I've taken other walking tours in the city, and this one is the most thoroughly researched, interesting, and educational tour out there. John is a fourth generation...More

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