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DBC Presents: Underground Railroad Tour

The Detroit Bus Company

Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

DBC Presents: Underground Railroad Tour

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DBC Presents: Underground Railroad Tour Ended $35.00 $1.87

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Explore Detroit's unique and uplifting history with us.

Detroit was the terminus for many former slaves escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. A well-connected network of conductors aided refugees on their way to a new life in Canada, providing guidance and helping them avoid capture on this final leg of their dangerous journey north. Travel with us as we retrace the steps of the unknown thousands who arrived at "Midnight", the code name for Detroit, and crossed the Detroit River--also known as the River Jordan in Underground Railroad lingo. We'll learn how heroes like Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and John Brown helped make Detroit a beacon of hope for many years.

Pick ups in Royal Oak at Gusoline Alley at 11 AM, Ferndale at Rosie O'Grady's at 11:15 AM, and downtown at Foran's Grand Trunk at 11:50 AM.


What happens if I miss the bus? Will the bus wait for me if I'm late?

If you miss your pickup in Royal Oak or Ferndale, you can beat the bus down to Grand Trunk in Detroit and hop on there. We can't hold the bus for you if you're late, though. Sorry to be so mean about that. There's a schedule to keep and we want everyone to have a good time.

Can I drink on the bus?

Yes, within reason. Take it easy, lampshade. This is certainly no wild bash. We'll be exploring some deep dark and often painful history of our city, so show some respect, please.

What if I can't show up? Will my friend be able to go instead?

Totally. Just let us know ahead of time via and we'll update your tickets with the new name or send them with your printed tickets.

Will you be selling extra seats at the bus?

Nope. Sorry. All passes gotta be bought online. There's a limited number of seats and we want you to have plenty of room - no roof riders no matter how badass that might sound.

What's your refund policy? I want me dubloons.

We'll gladly refund your tickets seven days prior to the day of the event. After that, there's no refunds. Sorry to be so mean about it.

What about weather SNAFUs?
We live in Michigan. Sometimes Mother Nature likes to throw us a curveball. We keep safety as our highest priority. In case of gnarly weather, you'll receive an email the day of the event with a raincheck/snowcheck date. If you cannot make the rescheduled date, you'll get a voucher good for a future tour with us.
Have questions about DBC Presents: Underground Railroad Tour? Contact The Detroit Bus Company


Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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The Detroit Bus Company

We're a new take on an old problem of getting around. We do things differently with our own special public services, events and bus rentals. Details can be found at

Call (313) 444-BUS1 anytime or find us on Twitter and Facebook. Join up, get on and let’s put our city back on wheels. It’s time we got going.

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