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Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour

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Niagara Falls, Canada

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Go back in time to discover the fascinating and important history of the Underground Railroad in the Niagara region on this 3.5-hour guided, small-group tour. Hear the stories from guides in period outfits. See the sites, like the suspension bridge over the Niagara River, that played a key part in shuttling tens of thousands of African-American people to freedom as they sought the best crossing points into Canada. Also included on the tour are hotel pickup and drop-off and a trip to beautiful Niagara Falls.
  • A 3.5-hour guided tour of sites related to the Underground Railroad in the Niagara region
  • Learn about the history of the Underground Railroad
  • Follow guides dressed in period costumes to help bring the tour alive
  • See Niagara Falls and learn about its connection to the Underground Railroad
  • Small group tour allows for better access to the guides and a more intimate experience
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Guided Underground Railroad heritage tour
Guide in period dress
14-passenger van
Hotel Pick-up
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Admissions

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Air B&B's

Private Residents

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century African-American slaves in the United States to escape to freedom with the help of abolitionists and allies who supported their cause. This path from slavery to freedom ran right through Niagara, where tens of thousands of people crossed over into Canada in search of a better life.

This particular journey begins with convenient transport from your Niagara Falls area hotel. Prepare to go back in time to the 19th century, when the Underground Railroad shuttled slaves to freedom across the border.

The knowledgeable tour guides in period clothing emulate the “conductors” of the day — those people who transported the fugitives from station to station. Hear the stories and see the key sites in the area, like the suspension bridge over the Niagara River that led many slaves to a new life of freedom.

Finally, stop at breathtaking Niagara Falls to gain a better understanding of how the mighty falls, too, played a role in the Underground Railroad network.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Motherland Connextions, Inc.
Travelers will have an opportunity to visit Underground Railroad Heritage sites along with general sites of interest.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls
Murphy Orchards Lockport - Erie Canal Historic Lewiston Historic Suspension Bridge Underground Railroad Interp. Ctr. Niagara Falls
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please be prepared to be picked up at the location point approximately 15 minutes prior to the tour’s departure time
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • no minimunn required to sign-up for tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Motherland Connextions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Visiting from WI
twilson79
, Aug 2019
This was an amazing experience!!! Kevin was an excellent guide and provided a highly historical tour, rich in African American history. It's an experience my 12 year old won't ever forget. Best regards Kevin. Keep enriching the public with your knowledge. Many thanks to you for accomodating us on your off day!
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reached into my heart
Ann L
, Aug 2019
This very personal tour connected us with an expert on the Underground Railroad in the Niagara/Lewiston area and included a powerful stop at a Railroad "station."
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The best kept secret about the Underground Railroad
Adrian C
, Jun 2019
Please do yourself a favor whether you're staying on the U.S. side of the falls of the Canadian side, book a tour with Motherland Connextions! I found this company on Viator. I found the Underground Railroad tour in Buffalo and immediately booked. Why did I book? For starts, it's a 3 hour tour learning about one of the most historic and unknown aspects of American history. It is extremely well priced for the convenience and intimacy of the tour. You're picked up at the Underground Railroad Historic Museum (free parking is a bonus) and you're met by Kevin (dressed in period clothing including a dope top hat). He drives you to the key areas of Buffalo that were critical to the Underground Railroad. We had a very diverse tour group and Kevin made us feel comfortable to ask questions and to interact with our group. One of the best parts of the tour was going to an actual "station" on the Underground Railroad. It's a 300 year-old barn organically owned by McClew family who were "conductors" on the Underground Railroad. You get to experience the barn where many people were housed, fed, and clothed on their journey to Canada. After this experience 've become a Motherland C groupie! Kevin (the owner) could be a history professor (watch out, Dr. Gates!) with his knowledge and passion of American history and the history of Western New York (he's a Buffalo native). Kevin even gave great recommendations for shops, food and hotels for the Toronto leg of our trip. They offer a variety of tours so make sure to check out their website to get their schedule.
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mrdfw2018
, Sep 2018
This was an interesting and informative tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the countless number of black people who risked their lives to escape the horrors of slavery and obtain the promises of freedom by way of the vast Underground Railroad.
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Kevin was extremely knowledgeable...
Melissa L
, Sep 2017
Kevin was extremely knowledgeable about the Underground Railroad not just in New York, but all over the U.S. He was amazing to listen to and answered all of our questions. He also gave us some great recommendations for the rest of our vacation, including which sights were worth seeing and some good restaurants near where we were staying.
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We were picked up at our hotel as...
svecsurf
, Oct 2016
We were picked up at our hotel as the company had said and greeted by Kevin the owner of the company. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour that day. He was very informative about the area and had done much research on the underground railroad. He drove us north to small towns where the underground the slaves were hidden in a barn. You must go to see the hidden spot that many people never see. He spend over three hours showing us sights, sharing history, and showing us places of interest near Niagara Falls. It was definitely worth the money.
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Both Colleen and I enjoyed our day...
Dennis A. M
, Jun 2016
Both Colleen and I enjoyed our day. We did learn a lot and we liked seeing the different buildings and areas. We would recommend a more structured approach to the tour. This could be accomplished with the choosing of a particular person and learning what happened to him or her.
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Was a pleasurable and informative...
Irasema R
, Sep 2015
Was a pleasurable and informative tour....it felt like an outing with family...very friendly.
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My husband and I really enjoyed this...
Mona S
, Aug 2015
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. The guide is very professional, exceptionally knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. He provides extensive background information that went well beyond what was expected. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who considers themselves to be a student of history, as you will not be disappointed. Also, if you have school aged children, this is a 'must' for them to better understand this time in our history. If this company had other tours, then I would have signed up for them ALL! Thank you so much for a terrific experience.
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