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Discover the Role Niagara Falls Played in the Underground Railroad

Did you know that the Upstate New York Region was bustling with activity as slaves escaped the abuses of the South through crossing points along the Niagara River? Harriet Tubman, a true hero of her time, led escaping slaves, including her own family, across the Suspension Bridge from Niagara Falls, New York, to Ontario, Canada.

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area - Niagara Falls New York
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area celebrates, interprets, and preserves the wealth of places and stories associated with the Underground Railroad found within the City of Niagara Falls and the surrounding region. The Heritage Area 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 Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, that inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society. The Heritage Center is a project of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission, in cooperation with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, a program of the National Park Service. It is located in the former 1863 U.S. Custom House attached to the Niagara Falls Amtrak Station.


Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area


Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 10AM – 5PM

Thursday 10AM – 5PM

Friday 10AM – 5PM

Saturday 10AM – 5PM

Sunday 10AM – 5PM



Youth 6-12....................$6

Youth 5 & under...........FREE


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