Discover the story of New York City during this Nation's days of slavery and hear real stories from New Yorkers on the NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour.

Listen to the stories of New Yorkers who put it all on the line and risked their lives to help slaves as they tried to escape. While on the tour, you'll get to visit some of the historic stops on the Underground Railroad and hear testaments from people who lived during that era. Each tour is led by expert guides who will do an amazing job of breaking down the sights that you are seeing and also feeding you information on New York City during the age of slavery.

Reservations required:
It is strongly recommended that you reserve your spot on the tour before you arrive in New York City. The NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour has limited capacity. For NY Pass holders, please visit to make your reservations ahead of time.

Did You Know

  • A large number of slaves in New York actually had the ability to read and write. This was a skill that was advertised heavily among runaway slaves that were being sold.

How To Get There

  • Tour groups will meet in front of the Native American Museum. (1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004)

  • J, Z to Broad Street station.

  • R, (W on the weekend) to Whitehall Street station.

  • 1 to Rector Street or South Ferry station.

  • 2, 3 to Wall Street station.

  • 4, 5 to Bowling Green station.

Make The Most Of Your New York Pass

- Access to the NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour is normally $35.

- The New York Pass grants you free access to the tour plus over 100 attractions in New York City.

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November - March
Saturday Tours depart at 1pm
April - October
Wednesday Tours depart at 1pm
Friday Tours depart at 1pm
Sunday Tours depart at 1pm

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Bowling Green and Broadway in Manhattan (In front of the Native American Museum). Tours depart and return in Downtown