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  • Introduction

    You can begin this tour from any location within the park, but we recommend starting by Waite & Peirce.


    Follow the tour stops in order. Some will describe specific buildings or locations. These tour stops will include a "Find on the Map" button.


    This tour makes use of several primary source documents, including shipping documents, newspaper clippings, and receipts. During the tour, you will hear direct quotes from many of these sources.


    Some of these documents contain obsolete and racist terms, unacceptable in contemporary society. And yet, these primary sources are essential to our understanding of the history of slavery in New England.

    Tour Stops

    Photo credits will be provided at each tour stop. Where no credit is given, it is a National Park Service photo.


    Photo: Courtesy of Ty Hapworth