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Manchester’s American Connections: Historical Walking Tour



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Explore Manchester’s very own special relationship with the US in this unique walking tour bringing to life fascinating stories from as far back as the 1800s.

Hear about everything from the time the Blues and Gospel Train rolled into town through to visits from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and the Chicago White Sox baseball team.

During this two-and-a-half-hour tour, covering around 4km, discover which three US Presidents have important links to the city; and learn all about intriguing visits from the likes of founding father Benjamin Franklin, abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Sarah Parker Remond, literary greats Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and music icon Bob Dylan.

Discover the interesting and surprising locations where they spoke, sang and stayed.

Together these visitors and their stories offer new ways to think about the depth and complexity of Manchester’s relationship with the US – as well as the city’s place in wider patterns of trade, political debate and cultural exchange.

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