Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad & Maryland's Eastern Shore
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Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad & Chesapeake Culture - Monday, September 23 – Tuesday, September 24, 2019

9/23/2019 to 9/24/2019
When: 9/23 - 24/19
7:30 AM
Where: Navy Memorial - Meeting Place
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States
Contact: Christen Eliason

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Your Guild Training Committee has put together a special training trip to Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Our focus on the first day will be the life of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.  Some of you have been to the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, but have not had time or the service of a guide to visit the other sites associated with Harriet’s life.  Anthony Cohen, author, historian and founder of The Menare Foundation (dedicated to the preservation of the Underground Railroad) leads us on this journey.  Both Sandra and Christen have heard him on several occasions and am glad the timing could work out for this tour with the Guild.  He will also join us for our dinner in Easton. 


On the second day we visit the towns of St Michaels and Oxford.  Each are rich in beauty and history.  Frederick Douglass is important to St Michaels and you will learn of that history in a walking tour of the town through their local museum.  In addition, we will learn of the Battle of St Michaels, August 10, 1813, and why lite lanterns are prized in the town.  We will enjoy some self-guided time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum because there is something for everyone to enjoy at this award winning museum.  Then we will head to Oxford for a lunch at the Robert Morris Inn.  The inn has some history but the food is farm-to-table good.  There is one step-on guide in Oxford and he will be our guide as we tour this once international shipping port.  We aim to be back before you are hungry!


Training Trip Package includes:

Roundtrip transportation on a 55 passenger motorcoach

Hotel accommodations for one (1) night at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Easton, Maryland

Tour Guide for Harriet Tubman sites and Easton

Step-on Guides in St Michaels and Oxford, Maryland

Admissions and Taxes

4 meals (1 box lunch, 1 dinner, 1 hotel breakfast, 1 lunch)


Not included:

Gratuities to tour guides or our motorcoach operator which are appreciated 


View Draft Itineraryworking_itinerary_for_maryla.pdf



  • Limited to 50 participants
  • Trip is non-refundable, unless replacement can be found
  • For those rooming together or looking for a roommate please indicate that on your registration
  • Meal choices will be provided in follow-up emails; choices need to be pre-selected
  • Remember that seating on the coach is determined by date of registration
  • Registration is first restricted to Guild Members, but will later be opened up to family, friends and other strangers pending availability on August 19
  • Registration open online at https://www.washingtondctourguides.com


Proposed itinerary available.   Questions?  Contact your training team –

Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC

Training Committee

Christen M. Eliason, christen@grouptourcompany.com

Sandra K. Moore, sandramoore57@hotmail.com