African American Heritage Tour
Black History Tour Offered in February in Honor of Black History Month or Available Year-Round as a Private Tour
In Partnership with the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation
Tour Annapolis with a period dressed guide on this unique walking tour that explores African American heritage. African Americans have, for over 300 years, comprised a significant portion of the population of the state of Maryland, our county and the city of Annapolis. During colonial times, the labor of both slaves and free blacks was the cornerstone upon which the tobacco economy was built. In the nineteenth century, Maryland was home to more free African Americans than any other state. Twentieth century Maryland continues to grow because of the important contributions made by her African American citizens. This tour is an award winning African American tour in Maryland.
Trace the rich and authentic journey of African Americans in Maryland exploring their global contributions. Annapolis is a microcosm of Maryland African American heritage, a long hidden treasure reflecting this important facet of our history and culture. Annapolis Tours by Watermark offers visitors an opportunity to explore "Another Side of the Story" on this Annapolis tour. Our black history tour ends at the Banneker-Douglass Museum where you’ll have an opportunity to tour the museum at your leisure. When choosing from different African American tours, Watermark’s African American Heritage Tour tells the important story of what life was like for African Americans in one of the country’s first towns.
Saturday, February 21st
$18/Adults, $10/Children 3-11, Free 2 & Under
Available anytime as a private tour.
Highlights of the Tour:
Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial
The Kunta-Kinte Alex Haley memorial commemorates the arrival place of Alex Haley's ancestor and main character in Haley's novel The Roots.
Thurgood Marshall Memorial
The Thurgood Marshall Memorial honors our first African American Supreme Court justice. This memorial is placed near the former court of appeals where Marshall had his first major victory in his life long struggle for equality under the law for all Americans.