Starting at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester site in Cambridge, the visitor will get a broad introduction to the “work and family” of Dorchester County. The farm or plantation lifestyle is illustrated here in the Museums as well as the historic buildings. An in depth delivery, centered on an exhibit “Dorchester Divided” will set the stage for the tour. Governor Hicks’ and Anna Ella Carroll’s roles in this damaging war will be explored.
The tour will commence aboard the bus and travel to the historic area of downtown Cambridge where Colonel Wallace’s office still stands. The courthouse across the street will be highlighted as being where suspected Underground Railroad person, Samuel Greene was incarcerated.
Learn about Harriet Tubman’s role in the Civil War when you visit the Harriet Tubman Museum in downtown Cambridge. Her loyalty to abolition meant many Northern successes.
On the way to visit Old Trinity Church, Hicks’ resting place and one of his homes will be viewed. At Old Trinity, the Carrolls are buried.
For information on these and other tours, contact Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester, 410.228.7953, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dorchesterhistory.org. Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester is the home of the Dorchester County Historical Society.