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Walk in history

Shaded walk near DuBois homestead. Self guided tour with placards. History and pictures. Level path... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Stonington, Connecticut
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Sign designating birthplace of WEB DuBois

Famous black writer was born here. No house, just a sign. Near the city's river walk... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Shaded walk near DuBois homestead. Self guided tour with placards. History and pictures. Level path through woods takes 30 minutes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sommersby74
Reviewed 6 September 2018

After visiting the DuBois Center in Great Barrington, we headed to the Birthplace. It is a nice walk through the woods with interpretive signs along the way. The DuBois Center in Great Barrington was fascinating. We spent quite a while there without scratching the surface...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ABWontheCape
Reviewed 29 December 2017

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963), author of Souls of Black Folk and one of the founders of the NAACP, was born and raised in Great Barrington. The site of WEB Du Bois's birth is only marked with a single plaque, but further down Church Street is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank David G
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Sadly, this plaque is all that remains to commemorate the birthplace of WEB DuBois. Stop by to remember this progressive thought leader.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank AdvisorJC
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Famous black writer was born here. No house, just a sign. Near the city's river walk. Interesting if in the area, but not worth a special trip.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The birth place is a short trail with several placards detailing the life of DuBois and his connections to the area. The area is beautiful and the trail is an interesting compliment to any trip. It is a must see for DuBois enthusiasts like myself...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank TrailBlazer201508
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent signage explains the highlights of WEB DuBois' s life as you wander along a path through the U shaped parcel that at one time included his homestead. It's really just the signage as you walk along the path but you learn a lot from...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank BostonTravelers00
Reviewed 29 January 2017

While it's only a marker, really, if you're in Great Barrington it's worth stopping by and seeing where this great American was born and where his life was shaped.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 2 August 2016

For thirty years my sons and friends and I, when summering in nearby South Egremont, would clear out the overgrown weeds and shrubbery around the tiny brass historical marker that designated WEBDB's boyhood home. Then local and out-of-town enthusiasts finally got hold of the place,...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank John G
Reviewed 1 August 2016

no house, nothing more than a plaque. there is an unkept garden down the street that has some info boards

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank rsri
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