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Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

Learn about the last river many crossed to find freedom from slavery in the United States. 

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Focusing on the stories of the individuals who made Buffalo, New York, a hotbed of underground railroad activity, this interactive museum allows visitors a chance to learn about the harrowing journey to freedom that many enslaved people were forced to make.

Exhibits detail the experiences of waiters at the famed Cataract Hotel, who were successful in assisting many enslaved people across the border to Canada and freedom. The stories of other abolitionists and allies are also told throughout the exhibit. 

Know Before You Go

The entrance is through the Niagara Falls Amtrak station. Parking is available across the street (free). A gift shop is available inside. Entry fee required. 

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