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Underground Railroad Tour

First Presbyterian is Racine's longest standing congregation. It is thought that it might have been and a former stop on the escape route for slaves seeking freedom from their southern masters and a life of toil, oppression, and drudgery. The slides at the left represent just a few highlights of the free tour we offer to schools, community groups, churches, and the general public. (You can see captions for these slides by launching the Photo Gallery below.) Come view the tunnel where escaped slaves may have hid, see the wall of quilts that tells their story, and learn about the many expressions that tell the tale of this wonderful bit of local history!

Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance by calling the office at 262-632-1686 or emailing our office administrator at office@firstpresracine.org. Tours are offered at no charge. A free-will donation to First Presbyterian Church or the Racine County food bank is appreciated.

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