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New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour provided by Inside Out Tours

New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA In front of the National Museum of the American Indian.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA In front of the National Museum of the American Indian.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • African Burial Ground National Monument, 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Bowling Green
    1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA
    In front of the National Museum of the American Indian.
    See address & details
  • 1
    African Burial Ground National Monument
    Stop: 20 minutes
    One of the stops.
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  • You'll end at
    African Burial Ground National Monument
    290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA
    See address & details
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5.0
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MaggieOHall
Orlando, FL5 contributions
Ludy gave a fantastic and engaged tour. She was more than willing to answer all of the questions my 12 year old had. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning history not shared in school.
Written July 27, 2022
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Nancy C
2 contributions
Family
This was such a great experience. My sister and I decided to take this tour because the company made it very clear what steps they were taking in order to ensure everyone’s safety. Masks were required, we had an app so we could listen tot he tour guide speak and still keep 2 meter distance between each other, plus contrary to the name of the tour nothing was underground or in an enclosed space. So it felt really great to walk around lower Manhattan, learning a part of history many textbooks and teachers won’t tell you, and also enjoying the sun and other people’s company. Stacey, who was our guide and founder of the company, was really fantastic. Knowledgeable, kind, and witty, she made us all feel super relaxed and open towards learning and listening. It was truly a wonderful experience and I’m happy to have taken this tour; I hope I can take another one soon!!
Written August 10, 2020
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Ryan
2 contributions
I've done this tour several times with different groups and it's excellent every time. The tour guides know their stuff, and there's always a lot to learn about the city's history that easily goes overlooked. Even with various monuments and historic sites acknowledging our history, it's easy to walk past without stopping to learn.
Written May 19, 2022
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robertaaron
Thank you for your positive review! You are so right about the historic sights and monuments that are easily overlooked I thought the same when I took the tour. Thanks again.
Written June 2, 2022
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Karen B
2 contributions
Our guide, Stacey, was very well informed. My partner is a historian and she even learned a good deal from the tour. Stacey was very engaged and engaging. Throughout the tour, her passion for history became apparent as she alluded to the research she has conducted to further enhance this tour, as well as other tours in development. We are looking forward to taking more tours. On a COVID note, Stacey was very careful of social distancing and everyone was diligent about wearing their masks. When we arrived, Stacey took our temps.
Written April 26, 2021
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Angie C
Edinburgh42 contributions
A gem of a tour to understand New York City's Black history and how its enslaved population shaped the city we know nowadays.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and, even on a freezing February day, made our tour engaging and very interesting. Be prepared to walk a bit around the Financial District, although it shouldn't be a problem for most people. Looking forward to taking more of their tours!
Written February 16, 2021
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skynyc2015
New York City, NY2 contributions
I never write reviews but I just had to for Stacey's tour because it was INCREDIBLE. We live in NYC and obviously avoid anything that seems even a little bit touristy but this tour made us see our city in such a different way. I took my kids, who are between the ages of 8 and 14, and it was 90 something degrees on the day of our tour. But my kids remained engaged throughout the two hour tour and we all learned so much.
I had no idea that enslaved people basically built NYC from the time of the Dutch onwards and that there were enslaved people in NYC until 1826 and in NJ until the 1860s (!) and that there was even a city-run slave market downtown in the 1700s. On the flip side, I didn't know that there is a statue in foley square celebrating the African-American experience and that the African Burial Grounds have been preserved and commemorated for all of us to see and know that Black Americans were as much our country's founding fathers and mothers as the Pilgrims and Alexander Hamilton and all the other white men we celebrate in our history books.
Thank you, Stacey!
Written August 17, 2020
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Jacob G
1 contribution
We went on this tour over a year ago and I still find myself thinking about it on a regular basis. I hope that our tour guide, Damaras Obi, is still there! She did an incredible job presenting all of the information along the tour. We learned an incredible amount and found her style to be very engaging. We have been on several tours of this nature, but this one is the one that sticks with us. I could not recommend any more highly. Side note- I said we went in April 2020 (earliest option provided) but it was actually December 2019. Should not have waited so long!
Written March 11, 2021
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ConnecticutDad2010
Connecticut, USA69 contributions
There is so much history that we never learned in school. Stacy led an incredibly informative tour, starting at Bowling Green and ending at the African Burial Ground. We maintained appropriate distance from other participants, so I felt totally safe throughout. Participants receive a link that permits them to use their phones/headphones to hear the guide. If you're looking for a great outdoor activity, this tour fits the bill!
Written November 11, 2020
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Nikki B
1 contribution
Went on June 29, 2022 and it was a wonderful and amazing tour! The guide not only knew a lot about the subject but he was a native. He was willing to answer any questions we had not only about the Underground Railroad but New York in general. No one ever got lost. Another great thing was that he even pointed at other New York landmarks along the way, just so we'd be aware of what was happening.

My phone died and the guide was very generous and helped point out where the train was. It was a wonderful tour and I'd take it again if I could just to ask more questions.
Written June 30, 2022
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Raven D
1 contribution
Solo
Totally worth walking in the cold for! Very knowledgeable guide, he also waited an extra 5 minutes for latecomers which was very much appreciated, and he made even the most mundane facts interesting. Lol! Also offered recommendations and assistance with getting around the city once the tour ended. Thanks again!
Written January 10, 2022
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robertaaron
Thanks so much for your great review. Hope to have you join another of our tours.
Written June 6, 2022
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LauraFeaths
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Highly recommended tour company
Amazing organisation, information, great tour guide and brilliant location, answered all questions, Sean had a grea
fptyler20
fptyler20
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Excellent
Impressive tour. Informative and filled with facts that should be part of our city’s (and country’s) dialogue. Will
Sofia D
Sofia D
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Good experience but..
The tour was good, the guide was excellent and knew a lot of things, explaining everything perfectly to us. It is s
dianayau
dianayau
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very informative tour
Thanks for the wonderful tour. The guide was very informative and polite. We have learned a lot about the history
pierrejeanc536
pierrejeanc536
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Very good tour
very interesting tour with our guide John, attentive to the group. this tour gives a very good view of the Brookly
Resort823273
Resort823273
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Nice Tour
A must do tour for your visit to NYC and we tried our best to enjoy every piece of scenery and history, it is after
LECinNYC
LECinNYC
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Nice Experience
It was a good experience due to the tour itself and the places visited, but the guide didn't have good comunication
chapelle_nathalie
chapelle_nathalie
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Tourist trap to avoid !!
The tour in Harlem was nice and the guide did very well explanation. But in the church, there were only tourists an
fredan897
fredan897
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Great tour experience
Great time. Great views. Interesting history and facts. Our guide, Rori, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and help
85adriaanw
85adriaanw
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nice trip
nice Sunday morning walk in Harlem, lots of interesting places, guide knew lots of facts and had much to tell about
kunikosita
kunikosita
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High line and Chelsee
Isabella was very good guides with a lot of stories and referencies. we can only recommend this tour.
tanyamanning1801
tanyamanning1801
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Great information
Your tour was very knowledgeable and interesting. Please continue the good work. The ladies were very easy to talk
oriolvidalaixala
oriolvidalaixala
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Everything was perfect!
Nice tour! Everything was well done and very interesting! I recommend it! It was my second time at NYC but the firs
lara3426
lara3426
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no choice ( i'm obliged to give at least one star ) but was terrible "O"
You have the assistance but unfortunanly reply the day after. I've had a 1/2 hour of delay. I wrote early in the m
nikolen210
nikolen210
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Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo walking tour
This was a great tour and our guide was full of information! It was a hot day though and was a bit too long in my o
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