Explore the origins of slavery in colonial New York on a 2.5-hour, professionally-guided NYC Slavery & the Underground Railroad Tour walking tour.
Visit the site of the city’s first slave market, see a secret escape location on the famous Underground Railroad route, pay homage to the African Burial Ground Memorial – the nation’s earliest known African and African American cemetery – go to an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America, and more.
On the tour, you’ll learn about how brave men and women banded together to form the risky network that became the Underground Railroad and some of the stories from those who traveled on the route in pursuit of freedom.
Your guide will tell you all about riots, revolts, and tales of the courage and triumph of real New Yorkers who risked their lives and everything they had to help people escape slavery in this eye-opening tour of New York’s important past.
Insider tip: wear comfortable walking shoes; this tour covers approximately 1.5 miles.
After making an advance reservation, your tour guide will meet you in front of the Museum of the American Indian, located at 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004. Present your pass to your tour guide for scanning.
Advanced reservations are required.
You will be asked to supply a credit card number to hold the reservation. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not show up for the tour or do not cancel within 48-hours of the tour start time.