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New York City Freedom Trail, Slavery & Underground Railroad Tour

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Follow the freedom trail in New York bringing you back to the past! Learn about slavery as you listen to tales of courage and triumph. See the former stations and locations of homes and churches that were on the Underground Railroad network.

Highlights
  • Get a glimpse of African-American history of New York on a 2 hour walking tour of Lower Manhattan
  • Visit the former stations on the Underground Railroad, including the former locations of homes and churches
  • See the memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans

Description

Discover the exciting history of how brave men and women formed the networks in Brooklyn and Manhattan that became the Underground Railroad on a 2 hour tour following the freedom trail in New York. Hear the moving stories of courage and triumph of New Yorkers who risked life and property to help people escape from American slavery.

Visit the archaeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. Take a step back into the past as you view the former homes and churches that were on the Underground Railroad and learn about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes resisting slavery. Get to know the key abolitionists and discover how slavery played a significant role in the history and economy of New York.

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  • Guide
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New York City Freedom Trail, Slavery & Underground Railroad Tour

Duration: 3 hour(s)
Available: Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide

Hi,
The weather got so bad - rainy, windy, cold - for this tour that it was difficult to focus on everything our guide was saying. (I think his name was Sean/Shawn?) but he was extremely knowledgable and I learned a lot. Would it be possible to ask a follow-up question of Sean? He made a statement about "guns and Bibles" being products of the "trade triangle" between Europe, America, and Africa. I'd really like to know more about that statement. It was just too miserable to wait around and ask questions that day of the tour.

Thanks so much.

JoVonne

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Schedule

  • 12:45

    Check-in at National Museum of the American Indian

  • Meet Your Guide In Font of the Museum of the American Indian

  • 13:00

    First Slave Market

    The tour starts with a visit to New York City's first slave market. Upon your arrival at the historic landmark, learn about the history of slavery during the colonial years of the city. Throughout the tour, listen to the stories of revolts and triumphs during the legendary era of American slavery.

  • Underground Railroad

    Discover the famous, hidden gem that is the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses which a group of brave men and women formed during the early-to-mid 18th century to escape into the free states and to Canada.

  • African Burial Ground Memorial

    Finally, stop by the archaeological site and memorial dedicated to the memories of all enslaved Africans and New Yorkers who died to escape slavery. Today, it is deemed as a momentous tribute to all African and African American Cemetery in NYC.

  • 15:30

    Check-out at Broadway

  • (For Check-In) National Museum of the American Indian ( National Museum of the American Indian 1 Bowling Green New York, NY 10004) Time: 12:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Broadway (African Burial Ground National Monument, Broadway, New York, NY, United States) Time: 15:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) National Museum of the American Indian ( National Museum of the American Indian 1 Bowling Green New York, NY 10004) Time: 12:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Broadway (African Burial Ground National Monument, Broadway, New York, NY, United States) Time: 15:30:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Participants must be able to comfortably walk over pavement for an hour or more.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Bottled water

  • Walking shoes

  • Camera

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Additional Note(s)
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 26.

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Reviews

Hi,
The weather got so bad - rainy, windy, cold - for this tour that it was difficult to focus on everything our guide was ...
saying. (I think his name was Sean/Shawn?) but he was extremely knowledgable and I learned a lot. Would it be possible to ask a follow-up question of Sean? He made a statement about "guns and Bibles" being products of the "trade triangle" between Europe, America, and Africa. I'd really like to know more about that statement. It was just too miserable to wait around and ask questions that day of the tour.

Thanks so much.
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JoVonne

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  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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