Road to Freedom Tour

In order to develop future leaders we must connect them to the past. Appleseed Expedition’s vision with this tour is to connect students to leaders who stood up against injustices and made a positive change and inspire them to do the same.  The “Road to Freedom” tour will take your students on a journey back in time to visit such sites as Underground Railroad routes, Conner Prairie, The Rankin House, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.  This journey will show students how historical heroes sacrificed their lives to help Freedom Seekers find liberty in the North.  They will also get to visit the Carter House where they will learn about slavery’s role in the Civil War.  It is our hope that students will be inspired by what they experience on this trip to then in turn make a positive impact on other people in need.  This program visits the cities of Fishers, IN, Cincinnati, OH, Ripley, OH, and Franklin, TN.

Trip Itinerary

Trip Highlights Include Visits to:

  • Conner Prairie, an interactive history park
  • The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • The Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rankin, and John Parker Houses
  • A Riverboat Ride on the Ohio River
  • The Carter House and Carnton Plantation to learn about the Civil War’s “Battle of Franklin”

and more…


  • Horseback ride into the back-country
  • Explore Denali National Park
  • Hike to the foot of Worthington Glacier
  • Fish for Salmon
  • Take a ferry through beautiful Alaskan fjords on a journey by sea from Valdez to Whittier


Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.