NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Tour in New York, NY

Inside Out ToursMuseum of the American IndianNew York, NY 10004
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Learn all about the Freedom Trail, its history, and how New York played a significant role in this part of history. Guests will visit an archaeological site and memorial, experience a former site for the Underground Railroad, and listen to the stories of New Yorkers who risked their lives to help people escape slavery in America.

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Good To Know

  • Learn the captivating history of the Underground Railroad's formation by courageous individuals.
  • Meet your guide in front of the Museum of the American Indian – 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004
  • Explore Lower Manhattan's significant sites tied to the slave trade from Battery Park to Wall Street to the African Burial Ground.
  • Discover the early African-American narrative of New York and their pivotal role in shaping the city's development.
  • Visit iconic landmarks such as Fraunces Tavern, Trinity Church, Federal Hall, NYC Stock Exchange, and Wall Street, alongside the African Burial Ground National Memorial.
  • Enjoy this acclaimed tour as featured on ABC News, Netflix, the New York Times, NBC News, Newsday, Amsterdam News, and the NY Times best-selling book "How the Word is Passed."
  • Tour ends at African Burial Ground National Monument – Broadway between Duane Street and Reade Street.


from NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour
Follow the Freedom Trail in New York! Learn the exciting history of how a band of brave men and women formed the networks that became the Underground Railroad.
Visit an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. View a former station that was part of the Underground Railroad.
Learn about the riots, revolts, and dramatic escapes that occurred during the era of American slavery. Listen to tales of courage and triumph and discover the stories of real New Yorkers who risked their lives and properties to help people escape American Slavery.

Tour Duration: 2 hours
Tour Distance: 1.5 miles / 2.4 kilometers
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Frequently Asked Questions about NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

How long is the tour?

Tours are approximately 2.5 hours long.

When are tours available?

From April 1st to October 31st, tours are available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1pm. In November, December, and March, tours are available on Saturdays at 1pm.

Where does the tour begin?

All guests should meet in front of the Museum of the American Indian at 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004.

What should I wear?

Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing is recommended.

What are the age restrictions for this tour?

Children are allowed to accompany their parents or guardians on this tour. However, due to the length of this tour, it is recommended that parents make a decision as to whether the tour is appropriate for their children.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, you may bring a camera for pictures.

Will the tour operate if it rains?

Yes. Tours are rain or shine and all guests should dress appropriately for the weather conditions. In cases of severe weather on the day of your tour, the tour will be canceled and guests will be provided a full refund.