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Walking Tours

An important way to connect with the Black historical narrative is to be in the place where it happened. Take a walking tour with us, and explore the 1838 Metropolis today! 

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Sign up for Our Walking Tours

This Spring and Summer we are offering two types of walking tours.  

If you're new to the 1838 Black Metropolis, sign up for our Black Metropolis 101 Tour.  

Been on our tour before? Want to hear the latest discoveries?  Sign up for our Limited Series Tours.

 

Limited on time?  Strap on some sneakers and use our one our Walking Tour Guides for a self-guided tour. 

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What is The
Black Metropolis 101 Tour?

Get to Know the Black Lived Experience in 1838

This tour is a captivating journey through Philadelphia's rich and dynamic history prior to the Civil War. Participants will uncover previously unrecognized Black-built churches, municipal centers, and Underground Railroad stops, gaining insight into the lives of everyday individuals and their courageous efforts to aid Freedom Seekers. The tour not only traverses the quiet streets where Black communities thrived but also delves into the vibrant heart of this Black Metropolis.

Led by The Black Journey Walking Tour certified guides, this is the perfect tour families and groups.  Contact The Black Journey for large group private tours as well. 

What are the Limited
Series

Tours? 

Go In-Depth and Learn the Latest Findings

We are constantly researching and discovering new information about this time period. As this information is learned, we hold independent Limited Series pop-up tours, separate from The Black Metropolis 101 tour. These tours are usually centered around a theme and we post the tour guides on the page so that you'll have a good idea of the detail we'll be covering.  This is an ideal tour for ages 18 and up and smaller groups. 

From the awe-inspiring arrivals of Freedom Seekers to the enduring legacies of institutions, attendees will explore stories ranging from resilience against mob attacks to the global impact of this Black transatlantic hub.

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SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOURS

Use our Walking Tour guides to take a self-guided tour
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