Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, Niagara Falls

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area includes the entirety of the municipal limits of the City of Niagara Falls. The City includes outstanding natural and scenic resources associated with the Niagara River, the Niagara Gorge, and the falls; is internationally recognized for tourism and recreational opportunities; and possesses an unparalleled density of historic resources, narratives, sites, experiences, and research opportunities related to the Underground Railroad. The boundary of the Heritage Area unites this rich assemblage of cultural, natural, and economic resources for the purpose of protecting and promoting the important historic sites and scenic integrity that distinguish the City of Niagara Falls.
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  • There is a lot to learn about the Underground Railroad at this lovely little museum. I had no idea what a pivotal role Niagara played to help free and protect Black people (regarded as property, a...  more »
  • Learned so much about how the Underground Railroad guided enslaved human beings safety to freedom in Canada. Should be a stop on those guided tours. Gift shop was tiny but the best verbally...  more »
  • Guided tour of museum by knowledgeable docent really helped to bring the history of the Underground Railroad to life. Though the Museum is rather small, each portion is so impactful it made for a very rich and thought provoking learning experience. Certainly a museum for locals and tourists alike to visit to understand the deep history of the Niagara Falls area beyond the casinos and other tourist attractions.
  • Very moving stories.. handicap accessible... small but important reminders of our blessings. Have been to many heritage sites. Worth a visit. Well done.

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