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New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

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New York, NY 10004
Learn the contributions of enslaved people to NYC including the brave uprisings against oppression. Then discover the exciting history of the Underground Railroad, a network of clandestine routes and safe houses used by enslaved African Americans primarily to escape into free states and Canada.

Visit an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. Visit the site of a former station on the Underground Railroad. Learn about the revolts, kidnappings and dramatic escapes that occurred during the era of American slavery. Listen to tales of courage and triumph and discover the stories of real New Yorkers who risked their lives and properties to help people escape slavery on this historical New York City walking tour.


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  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Grn, New York City, NY 10004-1415

(Exterior Visit) Built in 1907, Alexander Hamilton Custom House stands as a Beaux-Arts treasure commemorating the rise of trade and commerce in NYC with 3 floors of art and artifacts dedicated to Native Americans.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Battery Park, State Street and Battery Place, New York City, NY 10004

For more than 200 years, The Battery has been an invaluable part of New York City’s history. Decades before Ellis Island was built or the Statue of Liberty gazed down at incoming boats, millions of newcomers arrived at The Battery from Europe and elsewhere.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St, New York City, NY 10004-4300

(Exterior Visit) The location played a prominent role in history before, during, and after the American Revolution.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005

An actual wall existed on the street from 1685 to 1699. The heart of the financial system and the former location of the Wall was built by enslaved people.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Foley Square, 111 Worth St Apt 4G, New York City, NY 10013-4017

Foley Square is the location of the “Triumph of the Human Spirit,” a sculpture honoring the presence of enslaved people in New York.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: African Burial Ground National Monument, Duane and Elk Streets next to 290 Broadway, New York City, NY

African Burial Ground and memorial is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in New York documenting the lives of enslaved people in New York.

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Local guide


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of the American Indian
  • Entry/Admission - Battery Park
  • Entry/Admission - Fraunces Tavern Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Wall Street

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Terms & Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Schedule & Info

Departure Point
1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA

Departure Time

2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
African Burial Ground National Monument, 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA


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