THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD is now offering walking tours of the historic Highlands area of Oak Bluffs. Follow in the footsteps and learn the amazing stories of those who made history and whose lives are celebrated on the Trail.  The Highlands area is very compact and the tour will be 45 minutes to an hour and will be fully narrated.

The cost for the tour is $22 per person. To book a tour email Carmen at

Nancy Michaels Edgartown. Frightening the sailors and selling her fortunes. Site to Nancy at Memorial Wharf Edgartown. ...

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Hi Elaine,
> Thank you for organizing a fantastic tour with Erica as an amazing guide!!! We loved every minute!!
> Karen, Rick and Shirley

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Site number 27 on the AfAm Heritage Trail. ...

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Anne P. Jennings, the first African American nurse at Hartford Hospital in 1959. Graduated from Yale nursing program. Her life will be celebrated by the African American Heritage Trail community on November 24th when her house will be dedicated as site number 27 on the Martha's Vineyard African American Heritage Trail. ...

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Out on the Trail with our guests from New Orleans. Saturday September 16 2017. ...

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Emma Maitland Honored with New Heritage Trail StopThe Vineyard Gazette 6/25/2015

Heritage Trail Honors for Emma MaitlandThe Vineyard Gazette 6/29/2015

Welcome to the Trail, Emma MaitlandMV Times 6/24/2015

House Proud in Historic EnclaveThe New York Times 8/18/2008

Amistad Visits Vineyard Haven HarborThe Vineyard Gazette 9/3/01

African American Heritage Trail Holds Celebration EventThe Vineyard Gazette 8/30/02

History with a PassionMV Times 2/22/07



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