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North Star Underground Railroad Museum

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Tiny museum, Huge piece of history

I thought I knew about the anti-slavery history of this part of the country, but apparently not... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Grand Isle, Vermont
Very interesting and informative museum

Definitely worth a visit for anyone going to Ausable Chasm. The museum is fascinating and very well... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

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 this because she loves what she does. Should take less...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

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 and all visitors. A unique experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GaryP898
Reviewed July 24, 2018

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 to Canada, a "branch" of the underground railroad. The origin...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chazyman
Reviewed June 17, 2018

I am participating in the National Parks Network to Freedom Passport program and this museum is on its list of certified places that are affiliated with the Underground Railroad. I didn't arrive until about 30 minutes before closing but the docent was extremely accommodating and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jne7299318
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

I enjoy history, and I never fave much thought to the traffic going through the Champlain Valley Region to wscape slavery. BUT IT MAKES SENSE!!!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank I4083SMchrisr
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Glad we stopped in, the woman at the desk was very friendly and kind. The video is informative. The museum won't take longer than 15 minutes to go through, worth seeing!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank erendream
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is one of those places that I felt lucky to have come upon. Though not nearly as well advertised as its next-door neighbor Ausable Chasm it is well worth a visit. It tells us of a part of American history that is both horrifying...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We just happened upon this little museum because of where we parked for Ausable Chasm. This little museum is a gem. The house itself was not part of the Underground Railroad, but there are artifacts, hands-on exhibits, and well-done mini-documentaries explaining the Underground Railroad in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank dianneky
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Tiny underground railroad museum right next to the Ausable Chasm entrance. The museum is very informative and full of history. This is a great place if you are a history buff. May not be for small children. My 4 year old got bored.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank M3403XPdang
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Visited this hidden gem with my teenage daughter. Very small museum that is packed with information about the local Underground Railroad. Very knowledgeable docent. The brutality of slavery and the dangers that slaves would face trying to escape is very moving. Definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2017
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