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Manumission Tour Company

Alexandria, VA, USA
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About Manumission Tour Company
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 90 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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Beth G wrote a review Feb 2021
Herndon, Virginia1 contribution
Very interesting and informative tour about Black history in and around the Civil War in our very backyard! There are so many stories about the struggles of free and enslaved people that are not well enough known. Alexandria architecture features prominently in this. My husband and I live in the area (Northern Virginia) and were very pleased to discover this tour company. Will definitely come back.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Agnes P wrote a review Feb 2021
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Pamela our tour guide told us captivating stories of famous citizens of Alexandria and the enslaved people who made up the history of the city. It was enlightening and entertaining at the same time. I highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Jill B wrote a review Feb 2021
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With tour guide Pam, I embarked onto a journey into Alexandria’s complicated, broken, and sometimes beautiful past. Pam brought the streets of Alexandria to life with stories of the people who lived in slavery and sometimes fled to freedom. I’m inspired to learn more and I plan to take Manumission’s other tours as soon as possible. A tour that history buffs will appreciate and savor.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Amihai M wrote a review Dec 2020
Tel Aviv District, Israel7 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide was so kind. We enjoyed so much and learned a lot. Very recommended. We wish we could have another tour with our smart and kind guide.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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253Sally wrote a review Dec 2020
Alexandria, Virginia3 contributions1 helpful vote
We thoroughly enjoyed our 90 minute private walking tour around Old Town Alexandria. Buildings I would have passed by before came to life as we learned about the people and events associated with the sites. Great job by tour guide Pamela!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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