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2-Hour New York Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

Product ID: 21747
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Go back in the time on this 2-hour tour to when slavery was the law of the land and the secret Underground Railroad the only path to freedom. Discover how slaves built New York City and how a brave band of people faced danger to rescue fugitive slaves.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a historical and informative walking tour of Lower Manhattan
  • Learn about the early African-American history of New York and how African-Americans impacted the creation of the city
  • See Fraunces Tavern, Trinity Church, Wall Street, and the African Burial Ground National Memorial and Museum
  • Visit former locations on the Underground Railroad
  • Enjoy this tour as featured on ABC News, NBC News, Newsday, and Amsterdam News
Full description
Follow the Freedom Trail in New York! Learn the exciting history of how a band of brave men and women formed the networks in Brooklyn and Manhattan that became the Underground Railroad. 

Visit an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. View the former stations, including the former locations of homes and churches, that were on the Underground Railroad. Learn about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes that occurred during American slavery.

Listen to tales of courage and triumph and discover the stories of real New Yorkers who risked life and property to help people escaping American Slavery.
Includes
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Licensed New York tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of American Indian Museum - 1 Bowling Green NY, NY 10004

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
Wear comfortable walking shoes as you explore lower Manhattan on a 2-hour tour. There will be a bathroom break inside one building.