The Underground Railroad – Illinois Noble History
We begin in Chicago, Illinois…
The Underground Railroad was a well defined system weaving its routes through DuPage County and harboring hundreds of enslaved people running for freedom mostly during the years between 1840 until 1861.
Experience the Underground Railroad at Historic Graue Mill & Museum, Naper Settlement, Wheaton College, Wheaton Cemetery, Sheldon Peck Homestead, and a special ferrying off location in Chicago. Lunch included.
History tells us Wheaton was settled by abolitionists. Wheaton’s founding fathers, Warren and Jesse Wheaton and Erastus Gary migrated from Pomfret, Connecticut and were members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church which was known for its anti-slavery sentiment. In 1853 these men secured the establishment of the Illinois Institute (Wheaton College), a school following their abolition principle.
Tour Length: 7 hours | Cost $139 | Moderate Walking
Group Tour Pricing Available up to 50. Minimum needed. Call 618-751-2924