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Address: 92 Geneva St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4N2, Canada
Phone Number: 905.984.6769
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Niagara Falls Canada Underground Railroad Heritage Tour
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Amazing History!

We planned on going to this church but got lost one day and drove by it and we noticed a number of black folks and a tour bus on the side street. This is the church that was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2016
chirop99
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Seattle, Washington
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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Church marked the last stop on the Underground Railway for slaves fleeing the US for freedom. Several plaques on site that tell the story of the slaves and how Harriet Tubman never lost a passenger.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We planned on going to this church but got lost one day and drove by it and we noticed a number of black folks and a tour bus on the side street. This is the church that was the end of the Underground Railroad where Harriet Tubman helped so many enslaved souls escape to freedom. One of those individuals was... More 

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Capitol Heights, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This was a once In a lifetime experience. Harriet Tubman attended Salem Chapel and the church has a lot of the original items from the time when Harriet attended the church. The church as the original pews still in the church. They have a lot of artifacts on display. They offer a tour by appointment only. Today the church still... More 

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Archdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

If possible, try to make arrangements for a tour otherwise you will probably only get to see the outside of the building. The tour was obviously passionate about the church and its history and had vast knowledge of it. I am so glad we got to see this place.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This Church has a rich history, back to the mid 19th century when the underground railroad was active as the northern terminis to this Church.Harriet Tubman attented this Church when she wasn't down in the southern states rescuing many a Black family from slavery, truly a great herione for the ages.

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Thank Tom G
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have attended this church and have partaken in evening dinners. The people are a delight and have interesting stories.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

This church is a historical site, it was the last stop on the under ground railway for the escaped slaves, back in the days, it has a lovely statue of harriet tubman in the back yard , inside you will find many facinnating articles on the history of the families of the black community

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Great for historical buffs! But interesting for the whole family as well! Don't forget to put this on your list of places to visit in Niagara!

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This church was the last stop of the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman is closely tied to this church. Although we didn't get to go in, it was nice to see a part of history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Harriet Tubman's home church in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada is the BME Church, Salem Chapel. This is the location of the end of the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping the USA. A wonderful preserved example of a mid 1800's church built by the black congregation. Features a Harriet Tubman Museum. Miss Ada does a wonderful talk about the history of... More 

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