The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, Albany: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence Reviews: 5/5

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Engage with the untold story of the Underground Railroad movement in the Capital Region. Learn about the Freedom Seekers who sought refuge at The Myers Residence. Experience the real beginning of the Civil Rights movement led by Black abolitionists. Be in the place history happened. Underground Railroad Education Center researches and preserves the local and national history of the Underground Railroad movement, its international connections, and its legacy for today’s social justice issues, thereby empowering people of all ages to be agents of change toward an equitable and just society.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Matthew M
Selkirk, NY25 contributions
Underground Railroad made human
Mar 2021 • Business
Outstanding hidden resource in Albany. Great programs for many groups and a must stop site for history buffs. Really shows the human side of the Underground Railroad in Albany. I visited on a special tour for legislators so had more of the history of how this site came to be rather than trying their usual tour but this is an excellent site that is a true labor of love for its caretakers. Also really thoughtful ideas for integration into a busy city neighborhood thru involvement of the neighbors themselves.
Written March 11, 2021
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NYCTravelers
Brooklyn, NY41 contributions
Historic Jewel
Oct 2020
We visited the Myers residence in early October and greatly enjoyed our tour with Mary Liz and Paul! They have such a wealth of knowledge of the underground railroad movement and the history of the area between them, and are true treasures. Their storytelling approach kept the interest of our kids, who ranged in age from 8 to 12, throughout the tour. In short, they do a wonderful job educating visitors and sharing a side of history that is rarely taught but should be part of our national conversation.
Written January 1, 2021
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kayla
Bronx, NY1 contribution
historical tour
Mar 2020
Great historical tour, I forgot the lady's name that conducted the the tour but I left with greater knowledge about the underground railroad. I also ended up debunking misconceptions I had about the underground railroad previously given to me by sugarcoated history lessons.
Written April 8, 2020
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So glad you learned some new information about this early social justice movement. The Underground Railroad movement had a far greater impact on the American narrative than we teach and learn about. Hope you stay in touch.
Written September 30, 2020
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Rachel B
Ennis, Ireland2 contributions
This is a wonderful one off, no other place in the world like this one
Feb 2020
We were welcomed into this historic home and given a personal introduction into the museum by the curators. The introduction included a description of the museum as a community enterprise as well as the history of the house and a view into Stephen and Harriet Myers lives as they lived in this house. The museum is small, not taking more that an hour to view but well worth taking into your itinerary .
Written March 31, 2020
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So glad you paid a visit to The Myers Residence. Hope you will stay in touch.
Written September 30, 2020
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LKPRoseville
Roseville, MN15 contributions
Interesting History and Excellent Staff
Feb 2020
We were in Albany for a long weekend and found this site. It is a work in progress, but the owners were kind and gracious. We arrived near closing time but the owner welcomed us in and sat with us in the living room to tell us the history of the house. He and his wife have done a lot of research into the Underground Railroad and linked this location to publicized meetings of vigilance committees. Very interesting history! The nonprofit also does a significant amount of outreach and educational programs with youth in the area. This is worth a visit. (Especially if you’ve gone to see the other famous house in the area, the Schuyler residence, which family kept enslaved persons.)
Written February 16, 2020
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Thank you for stopping to visit The Myers Residence. Hopefully our paths will cross again in the future.
Written September 30, 2020
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Rahiem Kitt
1 contribution
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
Nov 2019
Me and my classmates visited the Stephen Myers house this past Saturday and it was amazing, the preservation of such a historic relic is a beautiful sight to see as well as the feeling of the history surrounding you is amazing.
Written November 18, 2019
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So glad you could visit The Myers Residence and learn about the heroes in our midst! It was a pleasure to share this story with you.
Written November 22, 2019
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Tony P
1 contribution
The story of Unsung Heroes
Nov 2019
My wife and I made a visit to the Stephen and Harriet Myers home a must see during our trip to Albany for the holiday weekend. We enjoy learning about the local African American history wherever we travel. The home is a time capsule full of rich architectural detail and is very impressive when you remember the time period. Our tour guide was Mary Liz and she was friendly and very knowledgeable about the Myers and other local African American abolitionists in the Albany area.

The home has undergone and continues to go through extensive restoration to preserve its rich history. During the tour all I could think about are the conversations that took place within the walls to help escaped slaves and fight for basic human rights. As gentrification continues we are losing valuable monuments that celebrate the lesser known freedom fighters and the work and sacrifice they made at the risk of losing everything including their lives.

If you visit Albany, NY stop by to take in the history of the Myers!
Written November 11, 2019
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Tony, it wa a pleasure to share this incredible history with you and your wife. Hope we will see you again!
Written November 22, 2019
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Toby C
6 contributions
Step into history
Sep 2019 • Friends
This historical site, and the wonderful tour provided by Paul, provide a glimpse of the Underground Railroad quite different from the snippets of information imbedded in the minds of many of us. The house is undergoing repair and renovation but it and the many artifacts on display gave us insight into the life saving efforts of ordinary citizens almost 200 years ago. The foundation’s ongoing summer projects with local students provided us with key historical information. We definitely recommend a visit.
Written September 7, 2019
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Thank you so much for visiting. It was a pleasure to share this incredible story with you. Hope to see you again.
Written September 25, 2019
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Lisa M
Boonton, NJ6 contributions
Amazing place
Aug 2019
This is very much a work in progress in terms of the restoration of the house. It is fascinating to see the stages that it is going through. The staff did a great job of explaining the house's history and importance on the underground railroad. In addition, they have so many amazing resources there about the underground railroad--books, copies of the Liberator, archaeological finds from the yard, costumes representing the time period, etc. We learned so much!
Written August 12, 2019
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So glad you could visit The Myers Residence. Hope we may see you again.
Written August 14, 2019
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Mary Q
2 contributions
Fascinating
Jul 2019 • Family
The site is a very much a restoration work in progress, and even more interesting because of it. The staff were very knowledgeable, and extremely kind to my son. I love the community work that is tied to the house, from archaeological field schools to youth group projects. I can't wait to see where they go from here.
Written July 22, 2019
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Thanks for visiting The Myers Residence. I hope you will visit again to see what progress has been made.
Written August 14, 2019
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The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence is open:
  • Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM