Guides to the Tours
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Take a walk back in time while visiting the Lower Dixwell neighborhood as it is today with its important African American historical sites. The sites include a school built in 1854 for African American children, before the New Haven schools were integrated in 1859, some of the oldest churches which were part of the Underground Railroad, a system that helped escaped slaves journey to freedom in the North, and community institutions such as the Dixwell Community House (known to many as the “Q” House).
The Lower Dixwell neighborhood was once home to others as well. The walking tour includes the former sites of a synagogue, a hardware store, a popular confectionery, and a Police Precinct where many Irish worked.BUY