• Location: Niagara Falls, New York
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 88.00 View price calendar

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Go back in time to discover the fascinating and important history of the Underground Railroad in the Niagara region on this 3.5-hour guided, small-group tour. Hear the stories from guides in period outfits. See the sites, like the suspension bridge over the Niagara River, that played a key part in shuttling tens of thousands of African-American people to freedom as they sought the best crossing points into Canada. Also included on the tour are hotel pickup and drop-off and a trip to beautiful Niagara Falls.

Highlights

  • A 3.5-hour guided tour of sites related to the Underground Railroad in the Niagara region
  • Learn about the history of the Underground Railroad
  • Follow guides dressed in period costumes to help bring the tour alive
  • See Niagara Falls and learn about its connection to the Underground Railroad
  • Small group tour allows for better access to the guides and a more intimate experience

What You Can Expect

Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour

Re-enactment cast

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.

Customer Reviews

Melissa L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Kevin was extremely knowledgeable about the Underground Railroad not just in New York, but all over the U.S. He was amazing to listen to and answered all of our questions. He also gave us some great recommendations for the rest of our vacation, including which sights were worth seeing and some good restaurants near where we were staying.

svecsurf

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We were picked up at our hotel as the company had said and greeted by Kevin the owner of the company. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour that day. He was very informative about the area and had done much research on the underground railroad. He drove us north to small towns where the underground the slaves were hidden in a barn. You must go to see the hidden spot that many people never see. He spend over three hours showing us sights, sharing history, and showing us places of interest near Niagara Falls. It was definitely worth the money.

Irasema R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Was a pleasurable and informative tour....it felt like an outing with family...very friendly.

Mona S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. The guide is very professional, exceptionally knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. He provides extensive background information that went well beyond what was expected. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who considers themselves to be a student of history, as you will not be disappointed. Also, if you have school aged children, this is a 'must' for them to better understand this time in our history. If this company had other tours, then I would have signed up for them ALL! Thank you so much for a terrific experience.

Dennis A. M

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2016

Both Colleen and I enjoyed our day. We did learn a lot and we liked seeing the different buildings and areas. We would recommend a more structured approach to the tour. This could be accomplished with the choosing of a particular person and learning what happened to him or her.

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