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Presently, visitors can experience a self-guided interpretive trail at the W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite in a rural setting two miles from downtown Great Barrington. The interpretive trail highlights Du Bois’s journey from Great Barrington to the world stage, information from ongoing archaeological excavations, as well as the Homesite dedication in 1969. Visitors can also explore Du Bois’s legacy in the landscape of downtown Great Barrington. Take the W.E.B Du Bois in Great Barrington Walking and Motor Tour to learn about places and people important to Du Bois.

Free Guided Walking Tours at the W.E.B. Homesite, July 2 – September 4, 2016

The W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site is pleased to be offering guided walking tours, July 2 – September 4, 2016 at the W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite on Route 23 in Great Barrington. The tours are approximately one hour. Camesha Scruggs, a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will lead the tours.

Youth groups, camps, schools, church groups and other groups can schedule tours on Thursdays and Fridays: info@duboisnhs.org or (413) 717-6259. All tours are free.

Tour Schedule June 6 – October 4:
Saturdays 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Sundays 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Group tours available July and August on Thursdays and Fridays

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My town was shut in by its mountains and provincialism; but it was a beautiful place, a little New England town nestled shyly in its valley.  Du Bois, Dusk of Dawn, p.9.

Visitors can become more familiar with Du Bois through the W.E.B Du Bois in Great Barrington Walking and Motor Tour. The walking tour brochure can be found at the Chamber of Commerce booth in Great Barrington or viewed below and downloaded.

Self-guided walking and motor tours of 17 sites in Great Barrington
reveal the town's people and places as Du Bois recalled them.

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W.E.B Du Bois in Great Barrington Walking and Motor Tour covers a portion of the African American Heritage Trail of the Upper Housatonic Valley. The African American Heritage Trail tells of such notables in the region as Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, James VanDerZee, and Reverend Samuel Harrison (www.AfricanAmericanTrail.org).

 

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