New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour
Led by a local guide
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Most guests expect to spend approximately 3 hours on the tour
Appropriate for All Ages
Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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 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.
The tour requires moderate walking, covering approximately 1 mile in distance. You'll want to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. It's an ideal activity for individuals and groups interested in history, social justice, and human rights.
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.
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.
|Available 3/9/2024 until 1/25/2025 View Detailed Schedule
Guide Language: EN