North Star Underground Railroad Museum, Keeseville

#222 of 510 in Museums in New York State
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Learn about an important slice of history at North Star Underground Railroad Museum, featuring touching exhibits that narrate the stories of those who escaped from slavery and passed through northeastern New York on their way to freedom and Canada. Displays include the story about John Thomas, who escaped slavery in Maryland and settled his own mountain farm. Other highlights include displays about the debate over slavery and an exhibit about safe houses, dedicated to those who participated in the antislavery struggle. Plan to visit North Star Underground Railroad Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Keeseville attractions using our Keeseville online travel planner.
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  • It is in the parking lot so very convenient to pop in, a great little museum full of information on NY’s part in the Underground Railroad. A few fantastic short films plus some displays, can be...  more »
  • A museum that describes the underground railroad from the time of slavery in the United states. The museum describes the history of moving ex slaves north to the northern states and to the safety of Canada. Chronicles the risks to everyone involved.
  • A beautiful peace of nature, very clean and well maintained. Hiking was easy and pleasant. We took the lantern night tour as well, weather was absolutely amazing and we enjoyed a lot

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