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At freedomridetours.com, we believe in unraveling the threads of history, from Slavery to the 21st Century, providing enriching journeys through America’s complex past. We seek to offer more than just tours; we aim to provide enlightening experiences, bridging gaps in understanding and shedding light on the shadows of our nation’s history. We delve deep into stories of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and Civil Rights, ensuring each tale is told in its entirety. Our philosophy is one of truth, reflection, and learning. We invite our guests to join us on this journey, to look history in the eye and to understand the roots of our present. In every tour, we strive to honor the resilience and spirit of those who came before us.

juan d. “jay” whipple

50 U.S. States


40+ Countries


12,090+ Services


100,000+ Guests


We took the Charlotte Pilgrimage Tour with Jay. It was a great experience. Jay was prompt, professional, and very informative about past and present culture. I highly recommend this tour and look forward to other tours.
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our Black Pilgrimage Tour. We saw many historic sites and gained a better understanding of the history of the Hornets Nest, Reginald Hawkins, and many other historic information of the Black Experience in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
I booked the tour for me, my aunts, and my 12 year old daughter. We absolutely loved all the knowledge that Jay shared about the area, buildings, and homes. I was happily surprised when my 12 year old mentioned some of the information over our lunch later on.

About Us:

Welcome to Freedom Ride Tours, your Passport to America’s Pivotal Moments, founded by Juan D. “Jay” Whipple. We specialize in unlocking America’s history, one tour at a time, providing a Journey Through Time to Experience Freedom, for travelers and tourists from across the globe. Our meticulously curated experiences enable you to Relive History, One Mile at a Time, as we guide you through the roads to freedom, uncovering stories of heroes and legends.

Our platform is not just about travel; it’s about a journey through the rich tapestry of American heritage, where every stop is a story waiting to be told. “Each One, Teach One” is the principle that fuels our passion, leading to the creation of this community of learning and discovery. We believe in bridging generations through the tales of freedom, offering the ultimate adventure in American heritage. Discover with us, as we retrace the steps of heroes and legends, creating a ride through time, a journey for life, and leaving a lasting impact on every explorer who seeks to unearth the depth of America’s vibrant history.



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