Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is a groundbreaking museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls. Located inside the former 1863 U.S. Custom House attached to the Niagara Falls Amtrak Station, the 'One More Rive to Cross' permanent exhibition features the rich stories of the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls, the crucial role played by its location and geography, and the actions of its residents & particularly its African American residents. Visitors experience stories about Harriet Tubman along with Niagara Falls heroes of the Underground Railroad like John Morrison. Connecting past to present, the exhibition inspires visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society. Buy contactless tickets at bit.ly/NFUGRRtickets Learn more at niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org
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  • 465DENNISJ
    Orleans, Indiana159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great presentation of American history.
    Very informative presentation of American history. The history of the Niagra Falls area of aiding slaves to freedom was well documented and displayed. Take time to watch the videos and listen to the stories told throughout the museum.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 16, 2023
  • letsgoazcardinals
    Anthem, Arizona256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great museum and even better with the guided tour!
    The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad museum was a planned trip from a top list of things to do in Buffalo. The museum is a well planned and well laid out museum that can be done without a guide if necessary. Suggest to go when guides are available at 11:30am & 2:00pm which make the experience even better with more stories and details about the various different people shown in the museum. Well worth the trip to Niagara Falls to visit this nice museum.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 16, 2023
  • WhirledPeas
    Des Moines, Iowa290 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Museum, Worth the Stop!
    This museum/heritage center is pretty small, and you can see it all in an hour. It's an easy stop to add on if you're going to the falls. When we arrived, there was plenty of parking in the large lot. We checked out the mural art on the street, and then went into the museum. There is an entrance fee. The museum is unique in that it tells the story of people instead of just showing objects. Definitely stop to watch the videos! We learned a lot about freedom seekers, and I think it's really worth the stop.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Tracy L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST SEE MUSEUM!
    This is a MUST VISIT Museum! I recommend it to everyone planning a trip to Niagara Falls - whether the visit is on the US side or Canada. The history of this community is important to understanding the fight and flight to freedom from slavery in the U.S. The museum brings to life the important role that Niagara Falls, NY and its community of former slaves and abolitionists played in the success of the Underground Railroad. Our tour guide Jasiah was EXCEPTIONAL as she educated and engaged all in our tour group. The journey through the museum introduced me to heroic individuals whose names and courageous actions have been untold. I am so very pleased that my family and I made this museum a part of our Niagara Falls experience. If you are traveling to/from a visit to the Falls, I recommend you include a visit to the museum on your agenda. You will leave enlightened and inspired by the knowledge of those who came before us. A very special thanks to the leadership and staff of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 12, 2023
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Tracy L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a MUST VISIT Museum! I recommend it to everyone planning a trip to Niagara Falls - whether the visit is on the US side or Canada. The history of this community is important to understanding the fight and flight to freedom from slavery in the U.S.

The museum brings to life the important role that Niagara Falls, NY and its community of former slaves and abolitionists played in the success of the Underground Railroad. Our tour guide Jasiah was EXCEPTIONAL as she educated and engaged all in our tour group. The journey through the museum introduced me to heroic individuals whose names and courageous actions have been untold.

I am so very pleased that my family and I made this museum a part of our Niagara Falls experience. If you are traveling to/from a visit to the Falls, I recommend you include a visit to the museum on your agenda. You will leave enlightened and inspired by the knowledge of those who came before us.

A very special thanks to the leadership and staff of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center!
Written August 12, 2023
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WhirledPeas
Des Moines, IA290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This museum/heritage center is pretty small, and you can see it all in an hour. It's an easy stop to add on if you're going to the falls.

When we arrived, there was plenty of parking in the large lot. We checked out the mural art on the street, and then went into the museum. There is an entrance fee.

The museum is unique in that it tells the story of people instead of just showing objects. Definitely stop to watch the videos! We learned a lot about freedom seekers, and I think it's really worth the stop.
Written July 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

letsgoazcardinals
Anthem, AZ256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad museum was a planned trip from a top list of things to do in Buffalo. The museum is a well planned and well laid out museum that can be done without a guide if necessary. Suggest to go when guides are available at 11:30am & 2:00pm which make the experience even better with more stories and details about the various different people shown in the museum. Well worth the trip to Niagara Falls to visit this nice museum.
Written June 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Deb H
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Small museum but packed with a lot of history. Friendly staff, free easy parking across the street. Bathrooms available.
Written June 4, 2023
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465DENNISJ
Orleans, IN159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Very informative presentation of American history. The history of the Niagra Falls area of aiding slaves to freedom was well documented and displayed. Take time to watch the videos and listen to the stories told throughout the museum.
Written May 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TravelNerd
Austin, TX105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Business
I really enjoyed learning about the history of Niagara Falls, the underground railroad and the Cataract House. The tour guide did a wonderful job of painting the story and I was able to visualize and stand in the actual place our ancestors stood while seeking freedom. Very creative museum exhibit. I was very impressed with the animations and the replicated Cataract House dining room area.
Written October 15, 2022
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Erin S
Woodstock, MD14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This is a fantastic museum. Small but extremely impactful and well- designed. Must do in the area to really grasp the history of the area,
Written October 13, 2022
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Helen S
Loussous-Debat, France21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Learning something new and hearing about cooperative support of the oppressed by the oppressed. Uplifting and thought provoking
Written September 29, 2022
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Rosemary R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
A small gem of a museum, with shocking facts presented in an understandable way.
For older children and adults. This should get more attention on lists and tours.
Written September 18, 2022
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cctkMiller
Vancouver, WA302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A small but mighty center, well appointed with two daily guided talks that is included with the modest admission fee. The entry was $10pp when we went in June2022.

Both gentlemen were happily engaged in sharing information about the center, kind and enthusiastic in guiding our learning.

A must stop and see, and this is right on the free Discover Niagara Falls shuttle route.
Written August 15, 2022
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