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New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    1pm

  • Meeting Point
    In front of the Museum of the American Indian located at 1 Bowling Green, at the intersection of Bowling Green and Broadway in Manhattan.
  • Ending Point

    Broadway (between Reade Street and Duane Street)

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a historical and informative walking tour around Lower Manhattan
  • Learn about New York’s early African-American history
  • Visit the former locations of the Underground Railroad
  • Hear stories of dramatic escapes, courage and faith from your guide
  • Get insight into the plight of African slaves in Colonial America

Overview

Step back in time and follow the freedom trail in New York with an exceptional tour that narrates the plight of enslaved Africans in colonial America! Learn the exciting history of how a band of brave men and women formed the networks that become the Underground Railroad.

Visit an archaeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of the enslaved people and hear stories about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes that occurred during American slavery. Listen to fascinating stories of dramatic escapes, courage, faith and triumph against all odds!

Itinerary

Meet your guide at the meeting point at the scheduled time. You will be visiting an archaeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. You will be exploring the former stations with your guide, including the former locations of homes and churches that were on the Underground Railroad.

You will walk past a slew of Manhattan landmarks and learn about wars of freedom fought and won over 200 years ago. Hear stories of the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes that occurred during American slavery.

Learn the thrilling story about the Underground Railroad in Brooklyn and Manhattan and how a group of courageous men and women undertook grave risks to help enslaved people flee from persecution and oppression.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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