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Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Go back in time to discover the fascinating and important history of the Underground Railroad in the Niagara region on this 3.5-hour guided, small-group tour. Hear the stories from guides in period outfits. See the sites, like the suspension bridge over the Niagara River, that played a key part in shuttling tens of thousands of African-American people to freedom as they sought the best crossing points into Canada. Also included on the tour are hotel pickup and drop-off and a trip to beautiful Niagara Falls.
  • A 3.5-hour guided tour of sites related to the Underground Railroad in the Niagara region
  • Learn about the history of the Underground Railroad
  • Follow guides dressed in period costumes to help bring the tour alive
  • See Niagara Falls and learn about its connection to the Underground Railroad
  • Small group tour allows for better access to the guides and a more intimate experience
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Guided Underground Railroad heritage tour
Guide in period dress
14-passenger van
Hotel Pick-up
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Admissions

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Air B&B's

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The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century African-American slaves in the United States to escape to freedom with the help of abolitionists and allies who supported their cause. This path from slavery to freedom ran right through Niagara, where tens of thousands of people crossed over into Canada in search of a better life.

This particular journey begins with convenient transport from your Niagara Falls area hotel. Prepare to go back in time to the 19th century, when the Underground Railroad shuttled slaves to freedom across the border.

The knowledgeable tour guides in period clothing emulate the “conductors” of the day — those people who transported the fugitives from station to station. Hear the stories and see the key sites in the area, like the suspension bridge over the Niagara River that led many slaves to a new life of freedom.

Finally, stop at breathtaking Niagara Falls to gain a better understanding of how the mighty falls, too, played a role in the Underground Railroad network.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Motherland Connextions, Inc.
Travelers will have an opportunity to visit Underground Railroad Heritage sites along with general sites of interest.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls
Murphy Orchards Lockport - Erie Canal Historic Lewiston Historic Suspension Bridge Underground Railroad Interp. Ctr. Niagara Falls
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please be prepared to be picked up at the location point approximately 15 minutes prior to the tour’s departure time
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • no minimunn required to sign-up for tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Motherland Connextions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour.
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What is the maximum group size during Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour.

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star-5
Fun and very informative
Erik_W
, Sep 2021
Kevin did an extremely thorough job explaining the history of the local area, and the national influences the Niagra region has had. I will be booking again with kevin once we stay on the Canada side!
star-5
Walk 10,000 miles to be free
Valerie_B
, Sep 2021
Seeing the narrowest part of the river where the slaves crossed. It was very emotional to also see the barn where they had to go down into the hole under a false floor and wait for someone to guide them to the boat. It is very hard not to feel the desperation they must have felt until they crossed the river.
star-5
Awesome knowledge of the Underground Railroad.
Eva_G
, Aug 2021
I enjoyed the Lewiston stop on the Underground Railroad. The monument was fantastic. The Cataract Hotel was an inspiration and a look at the strength of those who worked there and those they helped to escape.
star-5
Perfect for History lovers
Tana_G
, Aug 2021
Terrific! Kevin is knowledgeable and passionate about the Underground Railroad. The McClew farm is amazing and the video is so informative. I highly recommend this experience!
star-5
Very good tour experience
Kimberly_D
, Aug 2021
I love this tour anymore that’s looking to no more about black slavery please booked with this company he was excellent he really explained a lot about are black history that I didn’t no about an he explained everything I ask him didn’t leave no unanswered questions if I come back Nigeria falls I will definitely book with him 😊
star-5
Moving experiences with a Griot!
Bernice_D
, Aug 2021
Excellent educational tour on the part that New York played in the Underground Railroad experiences. Kevin Cottrell is very knowledgeable about this area and knew exactly where to bring us to have a connection with our ancestors! It was a very moving experience and one that we'll never forget! Thanks Motherland Connextions
star-5
Excellent
Dee
, Jul 2021
Kevin’s tour was outstanding. He picked us up on time, was knowledgeable of the Underground Railroad and shared a lot of history we were not aware of. We enjoyed visiting the McClew farm and hope it’s still around when we return to visit the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The price we paid for this tour was well worth it. Thanks
star-5
Freedom is worth the fight!
Ketta_W
, Jul 2021
The tour was so surreal. It made history come alive. To be where it really happened and to see what the run away slaves actually saw was an experience like no other. This is a tour that all minorities need to take.
star-5
Exceptional tour
GRETA
, Jul 2021
Kevin was exceptional. He is passionate and knowledgeable on the topic. He goes out of his way to show us related extra things not mentioned in the advertisement.
star-5
Excellent Tour, Must Do
Sandra_W
, Jul 2021
The tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. We visited so many places. It was an outstanding education on wheel and stopped at various places for hands on. A must see.

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