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... 
    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... 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Friendly staff. Museum has some great information about the underground railroad in upstate New York. Also has a couple incredibly well done videos that run about 10 minutes long.
  • 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.
  • Such a nice place to visit for serenity!!
  • 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.
  • So informative. An attraction not to be missed.

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