Montgomery College - March 11-12, 2023, Eastern Shore and Philadelphia

      Cambridge, MD 21613, USA

      7 reviews
      Mar 11 - 12, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 45
      Montgomery College - March 11-12, 2023, Eastern Shore and Philadelphia
      Cambridge, MD 21613, USA

      7 reviews

      Mar 11 - 12, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 45

      About this trip

      Embark on this 1 night/2 day trip to the Eastern Shore and Philadelphia!  With this program, you will follow in Harriet Tubman’s footsteps as she escaped in 1849 and traveled from Maryland’s Eastern Shore through Delaware to reach her freedom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Explore authentic escape missions and discover how hundreds of men and women risked everything to pursue their freedom. Chesapeake landscapes – extensive waterways, marshes and woodlands – both helped and hindered Tubman and other freedom seekers. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway travels 125 miles through the Eastern Shore of Maryland before crossing into Delaware at Sandtown. It continues for another 98 miles, connecting through Dover to Wilmington. Our route then follows the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway into Pennsylvania where highways and local roads take you to Philadelphia, Tubman’s first destination once she found freedom. Come join in this educational escape. 

      All payments are non-refundable. Insurance is available and highly recommended. After making your deposit, the insurance information will be in your receipt.  

      What’s included

      • Private motor coach
      • 1 night hotel
      • Breakfast at hotel
      • Harriet Tubman Center
      • Brodess Farm
      • Stanley Institute
      • Handsell House
      • Dorchester Courthouse
      • Choptank Landing
      • Long Wharf
      • Belmont Mansion
      • Johnson House
      • Mother Bethel Church
      • Tour Guide
      • Lunches and dinners
      • Travel insurance
        Can be purchased separately
      • Personal expenses
      • Gratuities

      Available Packages

      Quad Room
      Available until March 3, 2023

      Quad rooms have two beds, therefore guests will be sharing beds unless they opt for double or single occupancy.   

      Deposit: $100
      Triple Room
      Available until March 3, 2023

      Triple rooms have two beds, therefore guests will be sharing beds unless they opt for double or single occupancy.   

      Deposit: $100
      Double Room
      Available until March 3, 2023

      Double rooms have two beds. Generally the room will have 1 double or queen bed

      Deposit: $100
      Single Room
      Available until March 3, 2023
      Deposit: $100


      Day 1
      Eastern Shore

      Day 1: Saturday, March 11, 2023

      07:30am  Meet at Montgomery College and load luggage onto bus. 

      08:00am  Board bus and depart for Harriet Tubman Visitor Center.  

      10:00am  Arrive at Harriet Tubman Visitor Center -Meet your EDU Trips Tour Guide.. After a brief introduction from the rangers, the group will   see numerous exhibits that illustrate  Harriet Tubman and  her work as a freedom fighter, leader, and liberator.

      11:15am  Depart for Brodess Farm - Site of Harriet Tubman’s childhood home. 

      11:30am Arrive at Brodess Farm. 

      12:00pm  Lunch with group (cost not included) 

      01:00pm  Depart for Handsell House. 

      01:30pm  Arrive at Handsell House - Built on  the site of the Chicone native American village, this replica house honors the Eastern Woodland Native People of Delmarva. 

      02:00pm  Depart for Choptank Landing - Site of Harriet Tubman’s most daring rescues

      02:30pm  Arrive at Choptank Landing. 

      03:00pm  Depart for Stanley Institute Museum

      03:30pm  Arrive at Stanley Institute - an early example of a post-Civil War African-American school built and run independently by the local black community.

      04:00pm  Depart for Doorchester County Courthouse. 

      04:15pm  Arrive at Doorchester County Courthouse - location where Harriet Tubman’s niece, Kessiah, and her two children escaped from the auction block at the front of the courthouse. 

      04:30pm  Walk to 424 Race St, Cambridge, MD  21613 to view the Harriett Tubman “Take My Hand” Mural (5 min. walk) 

      04:45pm  Continue walking to Long Wharf - pier where slave ships from Africa docked in the 1700s (10 min. walk) 

      05:30pm  Dinner with group (cost not included) 

      07:00pm  Board bus and depart for hotel. 

      07:30pm  Check-in at hotel. Rest of the evening is free. 

      Your Organizer

      EDU Trips
      7 reviews
      We individually customize our tours to fit the unique needs of each group. Whether it’s a service learning program, senior trip, competitive team tour, or an educationally focused experience, we will meet the specific learning objectives of your group. Groups of any size and purpose will receive the same level of personal and highly detailed service EDU Trips is known for. Your program manager will be with you every step of the way to ensure a successful, memorable, one of a kind experience for your next trip.


      If you really want to know about D-Day and what was really happening during World War II this trip is for you. Pete is a wealth of information when it comes to the history, but also the military background to provide context of what led up to D-Day, and the days and weeks that followed. You'll have a chance to visit places most don't during a trip to Normandy, and really have a chance to meet and engage with local people. The trip is extremely well organized with plenty to keep you busy but also enough downtime in the evening to enjoy the town. I can absolutely see myself traveling with this group again in the future.
      By Sarah Green for Virginians to Normandy - May 2023 on May 23, 2023
      Thus was a wonderful trip led by a knowledgeable historian, Pete Combee. If folks want to learn more about the rich WWII history in this area, then this trip is perfect for them. Great accommodations in Paris and Bayeux. Kate Coffey at EDU trips was very helpful too! She’s top notch
      By Colleen Green for Virginians to Normandy - May 2023 on May 18, 2023
      What an amazing trip! Pete does a wonderful job of bringing the Normandy invasion to life. Knowing what museums to visit and balancing our time with military information as well as other sites and activities. Our group was a pleasure to travel with. Our accommodations were very nice and we loved the town of Bayeux-a great hub for all our excursions and filled with wonderful restaurants. Taking part in events that I'm sure not all tour groups get to do just made this the trip of a lifetime.
      By Diane Flower for Virginians to Normandy - May 2023 on May 18, 2023
      It was an experience of a lifetime, so well organized, so well led, wonderful fellow travelers, and so educational. Pete Combee brought his expertise as a military historian, his numerous contacts with local resident experts, and his great leadership ability to the experience, making it a unique adventure, unlike any other trip to Normandy.
      By Debbie Bowie for Virginians to Normandy - May 2023 on May 17, 2023
      This was a trip of a lifetime. For me, it was a good mix of education and informative while being relaxed and informal. It was obvious that a lot of preparation went into each day’s presentation and scheduling. We had opportunities to meet the local people and to speak with them. No one made us feel inferior if we had a language issue which put everyone at ease.
      By Anne Merrill for Virginians to Normandy - May 2023 on May 16, 2023
      Show More Reviews

      Photo Gallery