Slavery & Underground Railroad Heritage
Historic Tours and Services
Historic Tours * Class Presentations * Public Presentations * Freedom Time Traveling Collection
African-American Heritage/Slavery/Underground Railroad Research * Teacher Training Programs
Freedom Time is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, organized touring companies of Underground Railroad heritage tours in the world. Founded in 1988, the company has conducted hundreds of tours of Underground Railroad history in Washington, Maysville, and Augusta, Kentucky and Ripley, Ohio.
This historic Underground Railroad tour covers a forty-mile radius. In addition, Freedom Time provides guided tours to Canada. Freedom Time also provides research, consultation and dynamic interaction presentations and exhibits of the history of Africa, slavery and the Underground Railroad.
It has provided major presentations in Boston and New Bedford, MA; New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, Il; Cincinnati, Columbus and Ripley, OH; Dallas and Denton, TX; Orlando, FL; Charleston, SC; Knoxville, TN; Langston, OK; San Bernadino and Riverside, CA. We have also been honored to present the history of the Underground Railroad in Kentucky in Frankfort, Georgetown, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Maysville, Mount Sterling, Paris, and Winchester, Kentucky.
Freedom Time’s clientele includes some of the following: Actor, Danny Glover, National Park Service, Parks Canada, Ohio Friends of Freedom Society, National Millennium Trail, National Underground Network to Freedom Program, federal judges and attorneys, The History Channel, Kentucky Educational TV, Maysville Community College, Morehead State University, North Texas State University, University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.. The New Bedford Historical Society, Kentucky Historical Society, Fleming County Kentucky Historical Society, Rowan County Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission. In addition, our clientele includes over 100 elementary, middle and secondary schools throughout the United States. We provide our services to numerous churches, civic and public organizations throughout the country. We have been blessed to provide tours for students from Brazil, Germany and Ireland.
Underground Railroad Tours
Crossing The Danger Zone
Steal away with us as we retrace the path to freedom for human justice and dignity in this Underground Railroad experience. Explore the secret hiding places and the trails that were used by enslaved Africans and conductors of the Underground Railroad.
Historic Old Washington, Kentucky
See as did Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the slave market square where enslaved Africans were sold away from family and friends for shipment to plantations further South. Features the Harriet Beecher Stowe Slavery To Freedom Museum.
Historic Maysville, Kentucky
An early Kentucky town and busy stop for 19th century traffic along the Ohio River, and Home of the first National Museum established and dedicated to chronicle and study the Underground Railroad movement.
Historic Ripley, Ohio
Cross the chilly Jordan, the Ohio River, leding to Freedom Land, to visit the John Rankin House and John P. Parker House. Home of two of the most daring conductors on the Underground Railroad. These men conducted over 3,000 slaves on their journey to freedom.
Traveling Collection – African American Heritage Artifacts
Freedom Time’s Traveling Collection is a “mini” Underground Railroad museum. Great for school groups and organizational presentations, the collection of authentic artifacts offers viewers an incredible glimpse into the institution of slavery in the 19th century, as well as testimony of the struggles, sacrifices and triumphs of freedom seekers.