Field Trip Lesson Plans Harriet Jacobs Field Trip As a vibrant port town, Edenton not only contributed to the commercial growth of North Carolina, but also served as a vital escape route for enslaved people seeking freedom in the North via the Maritime Underground Railroad. The story of Harriet Jacobs, an enslaved woman who escaped Edenton in 1842 and became an abolitionist and relief worker during the Civil War, is told at Historic Edenton State Historic Site. This education program, designed for 8th grade and above grade levels, is a site-based learning experience concerning the state's history of slavery and Jacob's narrative Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Click here to download the Harriet Jacobs Field Trip Summary. Click here to download the Harriet Jacobs Field Trip Pre and Post-Activities Lesson Plans. To make reservations for a group tour, visit our reservations page, or call 252-482-2637.