Guided tour

New York City: Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

4.6 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: Inside Out Tours

New York City: Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

Activity provider: Inside Out Tours

From US$ 35 per person

Go back in the time on this 2.5-hour tour to when slavery was the law of the land and the secret Underground Railroad the only path to freedom. Discover how slaves built New York City and how a brave band of people faced danger to rescue fugitive slaves.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a historical and informative walking tour of Lower Manhattan
  • Learn about the early African-American history of New York and how African-Americans impacted the creation of the city
  • See Fraunces Tavern, Trinity Church, Wall Street, and the African Burial Ground National Memorial and Museum
  • Visit former locations on the Underground Railroad
  • Enjoy this tour as featured on ABC News, NBC News, Newsday, and Amsterdam News
Full description
Follow the Freedom Trail in New York! Learn the exciting history of how a band of brave men and women formed the networks in Brooklyn and Manhattan that became the Underground Railroad.  Visit an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. View the former stations, including the former locations of homes and churches, that were on the Underground Railroad. Learn about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes that occurred during American slavery. Listen to tales of courage and triumph and discover the stories of real New Yorkers who risked life and property to help people escaping American Slavery.
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • No transport is included on this activity

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Meeting point

In front of American Indian Museum - 1 Bowling Green NY, NY 10004

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as you explore lower Manhattan on a 2.5-hour tour. There will be a bathroom break inside one building.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 59 reviews

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This tour is New York as we want to know it! Ludie is a dream guide. Full of power, energy, and passion. She tells the local story of slavery, racism, and heroism in a way that cannot leave you indifferent. The emotional involvement, theatre ability, and her audience's perception are so high that we could see the city story resurrected through her eyes.

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November 27, 2022

Sean was our tour guide and he did a great job of sharing in-depth and relevant information in an interesting way. A great tour we’d highly recommend. A few extras: bring cash if you’d like to tip the guide, tour ends (as advertised) at different location than starting point, take a few minutes after the tour to walk 30 seconds around the corner from the burial ground to go inside the National Monument visitor center to see/hear more- there are bathrooms, gift shop and displays appropriate for kids and adults. No regrets. Were looking forward to booking other tours for our next visit.

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November 13, 2022

Excellent. Lundi was knowledgeable and she connected the past to the present through historical artifacts and locations. We enjoyed her passion for history and her ability to give deeper meaning to the history of slavery in America. She encouraged the group to become a team of investigative learners. This created an interactive learning experience that enhanced the tour’s experience.

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July 17, 2022

Product ID: 21747