Walking Tour – Lost History Hike of Harpers Ferry & Frederick Douglass (Saturday, May 28, 2022)

Enjoy a new walking tour experience through the historic streets of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and its principal attractions.

Learn more about the enduring relationship and friendship of John Brown and Frederick Douglass, John Brown’s raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and the subsequent visits Douglass made to Harpers Ferry during his service to Storer College, West Virginia’s first historically Black college.

Learn about the lost history of the connections of Frederick Douglass in Harpers Ferry and some of the groundbreaking achievements of graduates of Storer whom Douglass worked alongside within the region and nationally.

Tour will start at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and proceed to the Hilltop House and walk into the town, seeing sites such as the 1894 B&O train station, John Brown’s Fort, Jefferson Rock and other landmarks. The group will then walk back out of town and conclude on Filmore Street, across from Anthony Hall on the former campus of Storer College, where Douglass served as a board member.



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