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Tour Options

Motherland Connextions proudly offers the following Tours for your consideration.

Group Tours

1Underground Heritage Re-Enactment Tour - Murphy Orchards - (GROUP)
2Underground Railroad Heritage Tour of the United States and Canada (Group/Daily)-
3Anti-Slavery and Re-enactment Tour - Living History Theater - (STUDENT GROUP)
4Family Reunion and Not-for Profits Underground Railroad - (GROUP) USA/CAN.
5Girl Scout Underground Railroad Merit Badge Tour USA/Canada (Group)
6Freedom Seekers Amish Soft Adv. Heritage Tour -Niagara Falls USA (group/daily)


Underground Heritage Re-Enactment Tour - Murphy Orchards - (GROUP)

A tour you will never forget! A tour guaranteed to make you a `New World Abolitionist` This tour brings the history alive. You actually become one of the Freedom Seekers escaping through the woods on your way to freedom. This tour begins at dusk led by a guide using candle lanterns. As you make your trek on the trail - `bounty hunters` and their dogs will be in pursuit. Think of this tour as a living play you act out a part in.

Underground Heritage Re-Enactment Tour - Murphy Orchards - (GROUP)



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Underground Railroad Heritage Tour of the United States and Canada (Group/Daily)-

Explore with us the unique relationships between Western New York and Southern Ontario. Feel the merging of African American and African Canadian history evolve into one - `North American History`. Cross the Upper and/or Lower Niagara Rivers to one of the many boarder towns to understand the draw these communities had on the Freedom seekers.

Underground Railroad Heritage Tour of the United States  and  Canada (Group/Daily)-



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Anti-Slavery and Re-enactment Tour - Living History Theater - (STUDENT GROUP)

Educators! If you ever explored the concept of teaching using historic sites - then this is the tour for your students. This tour provides students and teachers an educational and immersive experience into 19th century civic protest. Architecture - history - politics and free-thinking are but a few of the themes presented. The sites serve as 165- year old classrooms complete with costumed interpreters/actors coming to life - in a setting where the landscape has changed very little if at all!

This tour takes you back to an era where protest - abolition and its visionaries were the order of the day. Hear about those heroes and sheroes who put their lives in danger while defending not only their morality but also God’s Laws and the ideas of American freedom they believed in. Encounter historical figures like Sojourner Truth – former slave - speaker - abolitionist - and women’s rights activist and President Lincoln as they re-enactment their review of the Emancipation Proclamation. Visit a Quaker community “The Society of Friends” and their influence and connection with Western New York’s Anti-Slavery & Underground Railroad Movements. Visit the birthplace and house museum celebrating our country’s 13th American President – Millard Fillmore – “The Fugitive Slave Law” and its sway via the Underground Railroad.

…the power of the mobile classroom!

SAMPLE ITINERARY

9:00 Costumed Guide/Escort boards Bus

9:30 Quaker Mtg. House
Active 1823 Society of Friends Meeting House –
historical Interpretation within the site.

9:45 Drive-by Obadiah Baker Homestead 1811
Interpretation in connection to his role
and influence on the Quaker Community and the
Underground Railroad.

10:00 Arrive Griffins Mills founded1810
Living History Theatre - hosted by the Church
Matron. Re-enactors: Sojourner Truth - President
Lincoln

11:30 Lunch en-route

12:00 Tour Millard Fillmore Museum

1:00 Tour Concludes Return to School

Please Note: Itinerary times are +/- 20-30 - minutes and do not take into account road construction - traffic patterns and/or weather conditions.

Anti-Slavery  and  Re-enactment Tour - Living History Theater - (STUDENT GROUP)



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Family Reunion and Not-for Profits Underground Railroad - (GROUP) USA/CAN.

Family Reunion Tours can select any one of our group tours and are customized to fit any specific request...

Group Size
Number of hours
U.S./Canada - Passports Required
General Sites of interest - Falls - Maid of the Mist - etc.
Lunch/No lunch
Transportation Choices...
14-passenger Van
24-passenger Shuttle Van
35-passenger Mini Coach
47-56 passenger Deluxe Motor Coach
Step-on

Family Reunion  and  Not-for Profits Underground Railroad - (GROUP) USA/CAN.



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Girl Scout Underground Railroad Merit Badge Tour USA/Canada (Group)

Applies to any one of the group tours we offer.

Girl Scout Underground Railroad Merit Badge Tour USA/Canada (Group)



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Freedom Seekers Amish Soft Adv. Heritage Tour -Niagara Falls USA (group/daily)

...Warning - This Tour was designed for the true Experiential Tourist Adventurer!!

The busier our lives get - the more fascinating the Amish become. The Plain People - as they are sometimes called - enjoy full and rich lives despite lacking most of the modern conveniences we take for granted. While most of us wouldn't want to join their world forever - traveling in Amish Country gives visitors the chance to sample the simplicity and harmony of an earlier era. Their origins began with the Anabaptist reform movement in Switzerland circa 1525. About 250 - 000 Amish live in the United States. While traditionally they've been farmers - many now operate small businesses ranging from furniture making and baking to quilting and market gardening. This tour embeds the visitor squarely in the heart of Amish country in the picturesque Conewango Valley in NY’s Southern Tier where they will have a chance to experience food - culture and crafts. So slow down and recharge while touring Amish Country with us. An Amish continental Breakfast & Lunch is Included



Itinerary:

10:30 AM Arrive at Leon Historical Society’s 1836
church in Leon - for welcome and historic
orientation to the Amish Community of Western
New York’s Conewango Valley.

11:00 Leave Leon for Cherry Creek. Guides provide
narrative interpretation of Amish schools and the
natural history of the valley along the way.

11:15 Arrive at home of Noah and Mattie Hostetler and
their quilt and gift shop. Dozens of beautiful
handmade quilts are on display for sale as well
as other gift items - preserves and maple syrup.
Possible sawmill tour/demonstration.

11:45 Leave Hostetler home for short drive to A&B Shoes-
N-Boots and custom tarp shop - where
proprietor Andrew Miller will discuss Amish life
and answer questions.

12:15 PM Lunch
Leave for short drive to Yuri and Barbara
Miller’s baked goods shop in Conewango - which
sells a variety of breads - pies - other baked
goods and candies.

12:30 Travel into the heart of Amish country - through
the scenic rolling hills of the east side of the
valley. Stop includes a roadside cemetery - where
guides will discuss Amish burial customs.

1:00 Arrive at Valley View Cheese Shop - which sells
many Amish-made items in addition to fresh cheese
curds and other cheeses.

1:15 Short drive to Raber’s Blacksmith Shop. Ferrier
Daniel Raber will discuss - and possibly
demonstrate how a horse is shod and answer
questions about the Amish and their horses.

1:45 Short drive back to our starting point in Leon -
where our tour will conclude with another chance
for questions and answers - and farewell.
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Schedule

Sat. - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Freedom Seekers Amish Soft Adv. Heritage Tour -Niagara Falls USA (group/daily)



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