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Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass in Denton

May 7, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Learn about the lost history of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Denton and Caroline County, Maryland.
Local historian John Muller returns to town to offer a unique walking tour for students and seniors alike interested in learning more. Join local history enthusiasts for a walking tour exploring a previously unknown high-profile visit Frederick Douglass made to Denton, Maryland in the fall of 1883. Arriving by train and escorted through town by a brass band from nearby Centreville, Douglass spoke at a political rally on the grounds of the old county courthouse before departing town by steamboat down the Choptank River.
Learn more about the many connections Frederick (Bailey) Douglass had to Denton and Caroline County from his childhood, through his grandmother, wife and close friends and family including first cousins who served in the Union Army as members of United States Colored Troops and AME Bishop Alexander Wayman.

Wharves of Choptank Visitor & Heritage Center
3 Crouse Park Lane, Denton, MD 21629


May 7, 2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am