ESCAPE TO FREEDOM

HALF-DAY CAROLINE COUNTY TOUR (2 Person Minimum)

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 45 US dollars
  • 105 Back Landing Rd., Preston, MD

Service Description

This half-day tour takes you on the route of the Underground Railroad in Caroline County where the enslaved escaped and traveled to Philadelphia and beyond. In the town of Preston there are several significant UGRR sites. We drive by the Jacob and Hannah Leverton Home, one of the UGRR station houses in the region in the 1840s that is still standing today. Visiting Webb Cabin – a well-preserved hand-hewn log home – we see where free Black farmer James Webb lived with his enslaved wife and their four children in a single room. It’s likely that Harriet Tubman’s father and mother lived in a similar structure nearby at Poplar Neck. We ride through Jonestown, a historic free Black community whose residents may have had connections assisting Harriet Tubman. Then we stop at Mount Pleasant Church cemetery, a secret UGRR meeting place that Harriet Tubman used to unite with escapees she was assisting. Lastly, we end our tour at Linchester Mill – a historic grist mill –where free and enslaved Blacks worked together and shared information with nearby Quakers who helped escapees passing through the area. The tour begins at James Wright Memorial Park, 105 Back Landing Rd., Preston, MD and ends at Linchester Mill, 3390 Linchester Rd., Preston, MD.

Contact Details

443-521-4418

tubmantours@gmail.com

2 Rosehill Place, Cambridge, MD, USA