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What you'll do

Explore the origins of slavery in colonial New York on this 2.5-hour, guided NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour.

Take the NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour with Go City®

  • Pay nothing upon arrival – simply scan your digital pass
  • Includes a 2.5-hour guided walking tour
  • Visit a former escape location on the underground railroad route
  • Learn the in-depth history of slavery in New York City

On the tour, you’ll learn about how men and women banded together to form the risky network that became the Underground Railroad, and you'll hear some of the stories from those who traveled the route in pursuit of freedom.

Your guide will tell you all about riots, revolts, and tales of the courage and triumph of real New Yorkers who risked their lives and everything they had to help people escape slavery in this eye-opening tour of the city's pivotal past.

NYC Slavery & the Underground Railroad Tour highlights

  • The site of the city’s first slave market
  • A secret escape location on the Underground Railroad route
  • African Burial Ground Memorial
  • African and African American cemetery

NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour FAQs

Where does the tour begin?
Your tour guide will meet you in front of the Museum of the American Indian, located at 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004.

What should I wear?
You'll cover nearly 1.5 miles on this tour so ensure you're wearing comfortable shoes and clothes. Depending on the season, you may want to layer up as well.

Experience NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

There's no need for individual NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour tickets, admission is included with your pass along with 80+ popular attractions.

Please note: tours are in English.

For more information visit the Inside Out Tours website.

Where you'll be

Map of location of attraction

National Museum of the American Indian 1 Bowling Green,, New York, US

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Operating hours

Schedule varies by season and is subject to change. Please check hours and availability when booking your tour online.

Wednesday: 11AM

Saturday: 1PM

Closings & holidays

New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour

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