Discover Jackson

Bus Tours

Available spring - fall

A step-on tour guide is available (spring through fall) to guide passengers on a 3-mile circuit in and around downtown Jackson to five locations connected to the Underground Railroad. The tour includes a church, city parks and a historic cemetery.

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Self-Guided Tours

available via app

Self-guided tours (for pedestrians and motorists) are available through an App created by Experience Jackson. The tour takes pedestrians on a 3-mile circuit around downtown Jackson to landmarks connected to the Underground Railroad.

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PowerPoint Presentations

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PowerPoint presentations on Jackson’s role in the Underground Railroad include maps of locations and photos of landmarks. Presentations explore dramatic backstories of historical figures who lived in Jackson or passed through it, and a sampling of the primary and secondary evidence that supports these findings.

Underground Railroad through Jackson michigan
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