The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century African-American slaves in the United States to escape to freedom with the help of abolitionists and allies who supported their cause. This path from slavery to freedom ran right through Niagara, where tens of thousands of people crossed over into Canada in search of a better life.
This particular journey begins with convenient transport from your Niagara Falls area hotel. Prepare to go back in time to the 19th century, when the Underground Railroad shuttled slaves to freedom across the border.
The knowledgeable tour guides in period clothing emulate the “conductors” of the day — those people who transported the fugitives from station to station. Hear the stories and see the key sites in the area, like the suspension bridge over the Niagara River that led many slaves to a new life of freedom.
Finally, stop at breathtaking Niagara Falls to gain a better understanding of how the mighty falls, too, played a role in the Underground Railroad network.