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NYC Slavery & the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Quick Details

Info Reservations are Required

Calendar Schedule    Mar – Oct: Wed & Sat | Nov – Feb: Sat

Hour Glass Duration     2.5 hours (1.5 MI / 2.4 KM)

Clock Departure Time   1 p.m. EST

Adult Ages 12-64
Child Ages 5-11
Senior 65+
New York Pass
NY Explorer Pass
Build Your Own Pass

Learn about the Underground Railroad in New York City!

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.

  • 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 and view a former stop on the Underground Railroad.
  • Visit the African Burial Ground Memorial, a powerful tribute to the nation’s earliest known African and African American cemetery.

This Tour is Celebrated in a New York Times Best-seller

Have you heard? We’ve been featured in New York Times best-selling book How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith! In the book, Clint highlights our tour and uses it to create wide-eyed moments for readers when unveiling unknown truths about slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history. Hear those stories yourself at their source and engage with our guides as you learn more about our shared but untold history.

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 (please make sure your pass is valid on the day of the tour).

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Highly Recommended

If you're ever visiting NYC, I highly recommend taking Inside Out Tours' 'the Slavery and Underground Railroad Walking Tour' which is one of the tours featured in HOW THE WORD IS PASSED. I learned a ton and it was really well done.

– Clint Smith
Best thing I did while in NYC

So glad I took this tour. Real history is revealed and the end of the tour was so moving to me. I would highly recommend this to people who want to learn some things that were not taught to you in school.

– Lee L
Excellent and Eye Opening

Excellent tour, so informative and eye-opening, our group loved it and would definitely recommend it to others considering.

– Ryan
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