NYC Slavery & the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Quick Details

  • Schedule: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1 p.m.
  • Duration: 2.5 hours (1.5 MI / 2.4 KM)
  • Meeting Place: In front of the Museum of the American Indian [1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004]
  • End Point: Broadway [between Duane and Reade Streets]

Learn about NYC’s impact on the Underground Railroad

Visit the site of the city’s first slave market and learn about the origins of slavery in colonial New York on this walking tour.

Discover the secret escapes of the Underground Railroad and view a former stop along this famous route.

Visit the African Burial Ground Memorial, a powerful tribute to the nation’s earliest known African and African American cemetery.

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 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 slavery on this historical New York City walking tour.

Important Information

  • This slavery in New York City tour is wheelchair-accessible.
  • This tour is included in the New York Pass, Explorer Pass, and Go City Build Your Own Pass.