General Admission

 

Digital tickets are strongly encouraged!

*We are currently not using timed ticketing, tickets are good for any date or time that we are open. *

 

 

Please check out the Heritage Center's COVID-19 policy located here before your visit.

Due to our small space and for the protection of our guests under 12 years of age, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will continue to require face coverings for all visitors and staff.

 

 

Members

  • Please Register and Sign in to receive your membership ticket discounts. Please check in the upper right corner of the page. If registering for the first time, please refresh your page or log out so that the discount can be applied.

 

More about your visit

  • Our signature guided Freedom Conversation tours are offered Tuesday-Friday at 12:30 pm. Journey through the villages of Niagara Falls and Suspension Bridge before the United States Civil War and learn the history of the underground railroad and its connections to present-day issues. 
  • Explore the recreated dining room of the famed Cataract House Hotel that served as mission central for an entirely black wait staff who doubled as secret agents on the Underground Railroad.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Harriet Tubman as you cross the invisible line from slavery to freedom on the recreated Suspension Bridge. 
  • Plan to spend 45 - 60 minutes exploring the true stories of courageous freedom seekers brought to life through scenic design and interactive media displays. Rediscover Niagara Falls' storied past and meet ordinary people who took extraordinary steps in the courageous pursuit of freedom.

Freedom Conversation Tours

Virtual Freedom Conversation Tour

Virtual Freedom Conversation Tours on Zoom

 

Our Freedom Conversation Tours are the Heritage Center’s signature program. Rooted in stories of the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls, these tours spark conversation and offer a space to consider the relationship between race, human rights, and freedom. They are led by trained interpretive specialists and are a way to foster empathy, increase knowledge, and encourage action.

 

The goal of every tour aligns with our mission to; reveal authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls that inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and take action toward an equitable society.  Our new Virtual Tour for the public usually last 60-90 minutes depending on engagement.

 

When you register for this program, a confirmation email and receipt will be sent with sent with login details for Zoom. If you receive a digital ticket, please disregard. 

 

Freedom Walking Tours

Freedom Walking tour

 

Freedom Ride Bike Tour

Overview:

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center’s bike tour is meant to highlight the city's important sites of Underground Railroad history, prominent figures of Underground Railroad activity, and founding members of the city. The tour's primary focus is the downtown neighborhood of Niagara Falls, formerly known as the Village of Niagara Falls, and concludes in the North End neighborhood, formerly known as Suspension Bridge Village. The tour focuses on the years between 1830 and the 1860s, the primary timeframe of slavery, abolition, and various legal changes to slavery in New York State and the United States. Most of the sites are told through interpretation as physical locations have been lost to time.

Age requirement: 18+

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Distance: Approximately 3 miles with relatively level terrain.

Start and endpoint: Reddy Bike terminal at 391 Prospect Street and ending at 825 Depot Avenue West.

Objectives: Understand key places and players of Underground Railroad activity in the city of Niagara Falls that tie into the narratives told by the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center.

Members: Please Register and Sign in to make your purchase. Please check in the upper right corner of the page. If registering for the first time, please refresh your page or log out.

 

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