Hale Farm and Village present Underground Railroad program

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BATH, Ohio — The 13th annual A Fugitive’s Path — Escape on the Underground Railroad returns to Hale Farm & Village on select dates from February through April 2012. This interactive, role-playing program involves visitors in the story of the Underground Railroad.

Description

The program begins on the auction block with slaves sold to a harsh overseer. A twist of fate allows them to escape, traveling under cover of darkness on a perilous 90-minute journey in search of freedom.

Evening tours for the general public are March 30, 31 and April 6, 7, 13, 14 beginning at 6 p.m. Tours depart every 20 minutes. Tickets are $20 non-members; $15 WRHS/HFV members and groups of 15 people or more; $12/student for school groups.

Train ride

This year Hale Farm & Village has partnered with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to offer exclusive use of the train for groups. Dates are March 31, April 7 and April 14.

Guests will depart from the Rockside Station and experience a background of the Underground Railroad in northeast Ohio before arriving at Hale Farm & Village for the program.

Daytime tours are available for school teachers and their classrooms. To purchase individual, group or school tour tickets call 330-666-3711 or email halereservations@wrhs.org.

Tours are subject to change without prior notice. Underground Railroad Tours are an indoor/outdoor activity. Visitors are asked to dress for the weather. Guests should allow two hours for their visit.

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