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New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

1 Bowling Green New York, NY 10004
800-717-9981  
New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour
Detail It lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour
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Step back in time to when slavery played a pivotal role in shaping New York City's history on the New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Walking Tour. Located in Lower Manhattan, this two-hour walking tour takes you through the historical sites that served as both the backdrop for the slave trade and the Underground Railroad. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the city's dark past, as well as the remarkable bravery of the men and women who risked their lives to help slaves escape to freedom.

Throughout the tour, you'll visit important landmarks, including the site of the original auction block where slaves were sold, and the freedom trail marked by tiles in the sidewalk that pay homage to those who escaped slavery. You'll also have the chance to see the first African-American cemetery, a place that was almost lost to time due to urban development. Your guide will bring these significant sites to life with vivid storytelling and historical context.

Highlights of the tour include learning about the origins of slavery in New York City and how it became a major slave port, hearing about the brave acts of abolitionists who fought against slavery in the city, and experiencing first-hand the powerful stories of those who escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad. You'll leave the tour with a new appreciation for the struggles and perseverance of those who helped shape New York City. The New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour is a must-see for anyone interested in learning more about American history and the fight for civil rights. Don't miss this opportunity to hear the stories that made a lasting impact on our nation.

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 Pass By  Battery Park in New York, NY
Experience the serene oasis nestled amidst the bustling cityscape of New York at Battery Park. This lush 25-acre park is the beacon of relaxation and recreation in the city that never sleeps.
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 Pass By  Fraunces Tavern in New York, NY
Step back in time at Fraunces Tavern, New York's historic gem. More than a restaurant and bar, it's a colonial era time-capsule, housing an array of fascinating artifacts. From the traditional colonial food to the historical ambiance, an immersive experience awaits you.
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 Stop at  Wall Street
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 Pass By  African Burial Ground National Monument
Experience a poignant moment in history at the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York. Unfold a preserved cultural heritage dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Witness a tribute to the rich heritage and enduring spiritual presence of African ancestors.
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 Pass By  Foley Square/Federal Plaza
Discover the heart of New York's judicial precinct at the Foley Square Federal Plaza. This hub of historic buildings is ideal for architecture enthusiasts, showcasing masterpieces like the resplendent Federal Courthouse. Immerse yourself in the bustling ambiance and striking grandeur of this civic center, offering a unique glance into New York's rich history and a testament to American justice.
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 Pass By  National Museum of the American Indian
Located in stunning downtown Manhattan, the National Museum of the American Indian presents an unforgettable journey through Native American history and culture. Its captivating exhibits showcase industries from 12,000 years of human experience in both North and South America, making it an educational and inspirational delight.

In conclusion, immerse yourself in the harrowing history of New York City and experience the stories of the Underground Railroad on the New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour. With knowledgeable guides and a compelling tour itinerary, you'll gain a deeper appreciation of how our country has grown and changed over time. Book your tour today and be a part of the movement to understand and celebrate our collective history.

Frequently Asked Questions for New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour:
  • What methods of transportation does the New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour use?
    This is a walking tour.
  • Is there any walking involved?
    Yes. There is approximately 1.5 miles of easy walking done on this tour.
  • Approximately how long does the New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour last?
    It lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour?
    Yes.
  • Is the New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour handicap accessible?
    Yes.

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