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- Multiple Days: 08/19/2017, 09/10/2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Join Bob Forrant at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center for a 90-minute walking tour on The Underground Railroad and Abolitionists in Lowell. Despite cotton being the economic lifeblood of Lowell, the city had a strong anti-slavery abolitionist movement in the decades before the Civil War. Hear about abolitionist rallies and counter-rallies, slave catchers, the Underground Railroad and more. Bob Forrant is a Professor of History at UMass Lowell.
The tour include a moderate amount of walking. No reservations are necessary and tours are conducted rain or shine. The tour begins from the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street in Lowell. Free parking is available in the National Park lot at 304 Dutton Street (take a ticket and get free validation inside the Visitor Center).