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Doorway to Freedom: The History of the Underground Railroad in Detroit

February 15 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Did you know that Detroit was a center of the abolitionist movement and an important site of the Underground Railroad?

Not only were African Americans leaders in this movement, the fight against slavery is what helped to create the African American community in Detroit!

Please come and learn on an exciting tour about the people, the events, and the places that were a part of the fight for freedom in Detroit! The Tour Leader is Historian Jamon Jordan with Black Scroll Network History & Tours.

We Meet in the lobby of the Detroit Historical Museum at 10:15am. Tour starts promptly at 10:30am.

Suggested Parking – in the museum parking lot – $9

Or, you may park on the street at a meter.

The price of the tour is $15, plus you must pay admission to the Detroit Historical Museum when you arrive.

Museum admission is:

  • $10 for adults

  • $8 for seniors, students, active military and first responders (with valid ID)

  • $6 for children

  • $35 for a household (up to 6 adults and children with the same address)

  • FREE for Detroit Historical Society members & children under 6 years old

A new Detroiter membership is available at no cost for residents of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park. Learn more and activate online at


Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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