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Awaakaba's Riverstroll

Riverstroll is one of several multi-layered tours developed by AKWAABA: the Heritage Associates, a non-profit corporation. AKWAABA members are storytellers, teachers, parents, an historian, a poet, a musician, all longtime Rochester residents seeking to preserve and perpetuate the legacy bequeathed by 19th century freedom advocates. Riverstroll takes visitors on a guided tour of sites associated with freedom and the Underground Railroad. The tour begins at Main Street, at the river, where the hamlet, Rochesterville began in the early 1800s. Visitors then take a short ride to another locale, where other segments of the freedom trail unfolded. Along the way visitors will hear and learn about Austin Steward, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. There is also a stop at Mt. hope Cemetery where many of these freedom advocates are buried.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: Akwaaba: Heritage Associates Inc, 181 Royleston Rd, Rochester, Monroe, 14609

Contact Information: 585-482-5192 (main phone)

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Ruth Anderson

Location Type: Program

Freedom Seekers: Frederick Douglass