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New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

1 Bowling Green New York City, New York 10004
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New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour
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Detail Family friendly
Detail Led by a local guide
Detail Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Detail Most guests expect to spend approximately 3 hours on the tour
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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New York’s history of the Underground Railroad is fascinating to hear about. However, taking the New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour is better. On the tour you will learn about New York City in the 17th century when the city was a Dutch colony that was called Amsterdam at that time. You will also learn about the abolitionist of the 1800, Frederick Douglass and New York City’s dark history of slavery and the Underground Railroad .Here is more information for you about the tour:

Your tour guide is local

Your tour will start in Lower Manhattan. There you will view Fort Amsterdam

Tour the previous site of the American Cotton Exchange

Take a glimpse of the construction built by slaves, for example the Fort Fincastle and the Collins Wall

You will hear tales of how slaves were shipped from Africa on merchant ships

Learn about New York’s Wall Street the site of the first slave market

The tour will take you to the African Burial Ground were you will see artifacts of that time

Learn about the first African-American Church in New York City

Learn about the history of David Ruggles and the Underground Railroad

Find out how the Underground Railroad was formed and about the people who brought the system together

You will become knowledgeable about the revolts, riots and the remarkable escapes during the era of slavery

The tour is a 2.5 hours walking tour

Your meeting place will be in front of the Museum of the American Indian 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004

The historical tour is available to wheelchair guest

Educate yourself and take the New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad tour. On this walking tour, you will go back in time. Your will hear about the fascinating history of New York City and how slavery and the Underground Railroad was dealt with in that era.

Take a walking tour of New York City and see the historic sites that tell the story of slavery and the Underground Railroad. Travel back in time to the 17th century when New York City was a Dutch colony named New Amsterdam. As you trace the Underground Railroad with your guide, learn about how it freed slaves in the 1800s with the help of key abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass, and discover how slavery played an important role in New York City's early history and economy.

On this guided walking tour, journey back in time and trace the fascinating history of slavery and the Underground Railroad in New York City. Start your tour in Lower Manhattan, where you'll see the site of Fort Amsterdam -- the first settlement in colonial Manhattan.

Visit the former site of the American Cotton Exchange, which housed the offices of two prominent abolitionists who fought against slavery. See the structures the slaves built, such as Collins Wall and Fort Fincastle; hear stories of slaves who were brought over from Africa on merchant ships; and learn about the important role the slaves played in transforming American society.

Stop at Wall Street to see the location of the first slave market in New York, and pass a former key location on the Underground Railroad where slaves hid while escaping to free states with the help of the abolitionists. At the African Burial Ground, considered one of the most important archaeological finds of the past century, view various historical artifacts and visit the African Burial Ground Monument.

Finally, walk to the former site of the first African-American church in New York, which was also a stop on the Underground Railroad. Nearby, see the still-standing home of one of the most influential anti-slavery activists in New York history, David Ruggles, who provided shelter on the Underground Railroad to abolitionist and former escaped slave Frederick Douglass.

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