North Star Underground Railroad Museum, Keeseville

4.3
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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  • I thought I knew about the anti-slavery history of this part of the country, but apparently not. Both of the short films were very interesting and informative. The lady at the desk was obviously doing...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit for anyone going to Ausable Chasm. The museum is fascinating and very well laid out with videos and many informative pictures and posters. Lots to learn and appreciate for any...  more »
  • People visiting this region and local residents as well are not apt to think much about horrors of slavery but here we learn that this area played an important part in helping fugitive slaves escape t...  more »
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  • I was impressed with the local history presented here. The museum is smaller than I thought, but there is a wealth of information. I liked the layout with the "church room" telling the story with the points of view from the local churches. There is a small "kids corner" with appropriate books and coloring sheets too.
  • There were children who gave us a tour, told us the story of the area about the underground railroad, showed us movies. it was very interesting and informative. Well done to children!!!! It's a free museum that runs on donations.
  • I’m sure it would have been great but I’m here on a Friday at 11:30 and there’s no one here to show us the house.
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