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Excursion601217 wrote a review Aug 2019
An excellent narrative and walk, on Oberlin's history, not only on the underground railroad but the history of the college as well and the part they played in equality and the civil war.
Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Amanda M, Museum Education & Tour Coordinator at Oberlin Heritage Center
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Thank you for attending our Freedom's Friends History Walk and leaving your review!
GrannyRockStar wrote a review Jul 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana35 contributions10 helpful votes
Oberlin has a fascinating history in the runup to the Civil War. The abolitionist town aided escaped slaves on their way to Canada. Our tour guide shared the stories and personalities of those involved, inspiring us to want to learn more.
Date of experience: July 2019
Ed W wrote a review Jun 2017
Oberlin, Ohio26 contributions8 helpful votes
Of course I may be prejudice being on the board but, There was never a better by which I mean smart, friendly, informative group of people who are the employees, docents, and volunteers. They are dedicated to give everyone who drops by the best of experiences.
Date of experience: June 2017
nancyolah wrote a review May 2017
Fort Mill, South Carolina594 contributions173 helpful votes
I was in Oberlin this past weekend for my 40th cluster reunion, and am glad that I made the time to take the "One Step Closer" tour. As an Oberlin graduate, I thought that I already knew a lot about the history of women at Oberlin - but I discovered that I was wrong! This 75 minute walking tour takes you around Tappan Square and portions of the Oberlin College campus and provides a unique perspective on women's history at Oberlin. Although it was very rainy during my tour (boy, was I glad I had a poncho and an umbrella), I had a fabulous time. The modest $6 charge was reasonable, and the docent who led our tour was very knowledgable. I was also delighted to meet Jen Graham (Class of 2012), who originally created the tour while she was a student and who happened to be there with a friend. The Oberlin Heritage Center offers many fascinating tours, and I hope to take others on future visits to the campus.…
Date of experience: May 2017
Debra M wrote a review Apr 2017
Wolfville, Canada56 contributions15 helpful votes
Alexandra our guide was excellent and provided a wonderful tour with great stories. She answered all our questions and found things that she knew we could connect to. We asked some questions about travel to Cleveland and they could not have been more helpful. The schoolhouse was a highlight. This is definitely worth a visit. …
Date of experience: April 2017