Juneteenth 2021

Watermark® Debuts a New Walking Tour in Baltimore in Honor of Juneteenth

Watermark® Debuts a New Walking Tour in Baltimore in Honor of Juneteenth

(Baltimore, MD) – In honor of Juneteenth, Annapolis Tours℠ by Watermark® is offering its inaugural “Before Frederick Douglass: His life in Baltimore” walking tour in partnership with the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation. Patsy Blackshear, Ph.D. President, Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Inc. shared:

The Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation is excited about Watermark’s expansion of tours that shine a light on African Americans and African American history. What better way to start in Baltimore than with a tour that highlights Frederick Douglass and his time in this historical city? This was an excellent choice and should broaden insight and historical education about African Americans in Baltimore and the region. We continue to be proud of Watermark’s efforts to be historically inclusive and look forward to our continued partnership in your efforts to highlight African American history.

During this 90-minute tour, your period-attired guide will trace the journey of the young Freddy Bailey, an enslaved 8-year-old from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, to where his master’s three homes in Fells Point once stood. Through the age of 20, he experienced life-altering situations that propelled him to the route of freedom, subsequently becoming the most famous African American and abolitionist orator of the 19th century. Step back in time to the early 1830s and 1840s, and learn about his incredible early story and the impact he has had nationally and internationally.

Watermark® is offering a complimentary tour for the media Thursday June 10th at 10:00 am. Please contact AlexKnoll@WatermarkJourney.com to participate.

The tour’s public debut will take place from 10:00am to 11:30am Saturday June 19th. Tickets are $25/adult and $13/child. The Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation will receive 20% of the proceeds. For reservations, please visit: AnnapolisTours.com/Before-Frederick-Douglass-His-life-in-Baltimore/. Private tours are available for families, adult and student groups, tour operators, and corporate outings. Please contact Watermark® at 410-268-7601 for more information and booking.

We hope you’ll join Annapolis Tours ℠ by Watermark® to honor Juneteenth with a walking tour in Baltimore.

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