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History of Slavery at Salem Maritime
September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
What comes to mind when you think of American slavery?
Join us Sunday, September 29th, for an interactive tour with park rangers as we explore the connections between Salem Maritime and the institution of slavery.
Together with park rangers, visitors will examine primary source documents and learn about the lives of enslaved people living in Salem during the 18th century. We’ll explore the ties between New England merchants (like Richard & Elias Hasket Derby) and slave plantations in the West Indies.
This event is free and no reservations are required.
The tour will start at our park store, Waite & Peirce (193 Derby St, Salem) at 1 PM and will last approximately one hour. Visitors will be able to tour the lower floor of the Derby House afterwards, in groups of 8.
This tour is being offered in conjunction with Essex National Heritage Area’s annual Trails & Sails event series. You can learn more about Trails & Sails at https://trailsandsails.org/