Diversity Restoration Solutions, Inc. (DRS) invites you to join us for our cultural heritage day tour called "The Underground Railroad Experience: Moses Grandy Slave Narrative, The Great Dismal Swamp & Hampton Roads Historic Sites." Learn about the "history in our backyard" while traveling by motorcoach starting in Hampton Roads and traveling over to NE North Carolina to key points along the Underground Railroad and other historical locations. Points of interest are places named in the famed Moses Grandy 1843 slave narrative and the Federal Writers' Project slave narrative of Charles Grandy, both with roots in these areas. A major site included in the tour is the Great Dismal Swamp Canal at the Dismal Swamp State Park and Visitors Center in South Mills, NC. In 2004, the 208-year canal was designated as a National Park Service Network to Freedom Underground Railroad site, and is the only UGRR site in two states (VA/NC).
Additional tour sites include the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail and Moses Grandy Trail byway in Chesapeake, VA, Fort Monroe, Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Portsmouth, Norfolk Waterfront and the Moses Myers House. For custom group tours, other sites may be available your tour, including lunch for an additional cost.