North Star Underground Railroad Museum, Keeseville

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Learn about an important slice of history at North Star Underground Railroad Museum, featuring touching exhibits that narrate the stories of those who escaped from slavery and passed through northeastern New York on their way to freedom and Canada. Displays include the story about John Thomas, who escaped slavery in Maryland and settled his own mountain farm. Other highlights include displays about the debate over slavery and an exhibit about safe houses, dedicated to those who participated in the antislavery struggle. Plan to visit North Star Underground Railroad Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Keeseville attractions using our Keeseville online travel planner.
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  • This small museum is located across from Ausable Chasm and is worth a quick look to gain appreciation for the extent and workings of the underground railway. The testimonial video at the beginning...  more »
  • We stopped in here for a quick visit after Ausable Chasm. As a trained public historian, I thought the exhibits were well done. The orientation movie was a little graphic but we are dealing with a...  more »
  • It is in the parking lot so very convenient to pop in, a great little museum full of information on NY’s part in the Underground Railroad. A few fantastic short films plus some displays, can be...  more »
  • A museum that describes the underground railroad from the time of slavery in the United states. The museum describes the history of moving ex slaves north to the northern states and to the safety of Canada. Chronicles the risks to everyone involved.
  • A beautiful peace of nature, very clean and well maintained. Hiking was easy and pleasant. We took the lantern night tour as well, weather was absolutely amazing and we enjoyed a lot
  • It was free to get in. It was interesting especially if you like history.
  • Not a bad little museum that dree to the public
  • Love this place we will return

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