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Motherland Connextions, Inc.

Niagara Falls, NY, USA
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Go back in time to discover the fascinating and important history of the Underground Railroad in the Niagara region on this 3.5-hour guided, small-group tour. Hear the stories from guides in period outfits. See the sites, like the suspension bridge over the Niagara River, that played a key part in shuttling tens of thousands of African-American people to freedom as they sought the best crossing points into Canada. Also included on the tour are hotel pickup and drop-off and a trip to beautiful Niagara Falls.
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Daniela P wrote a review Sep. 2021
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I usually don't care for tours, but the Underground Railroad topic was compelling. Kevin was outstanding! Not only is he charming and warm, but he is an absolute encyclopedia on the topic of slavery in connection with the Niagara Falls area. He had us engaged and learning in the most captivating 3 hours I could imagine!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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S. Robinson - Illinois wrote a review Sep. 2021
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This was a tremendous experience! Kevin Cottrell, the brother who facilitated our tour, is a master teacher, historic interprerer and griot! During our 3 hour excursion, we were entertained, enlightened and educated. If you are ever in the Niagara Falls area, don't settle for just the natural wonder of the Falls but connect to the extraordinary history of survival and freedom with Kevin's first person interpretive journey into history!!! It will be well worth the time and effort. We literally got to be in the same space our enslaved brothers and sisters were in! It was overwhelming and significant! Highly recommended!!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Greg A wrote a review Jul. 2021
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This tour was excellent in many ways. Kevin took us to a number of locations and explained how each place played a role in the underground system. We walked away with a very clear understanding of how the system helped enslaved people gain their freedom. Seeing and standing in places that were actually used by former slaves to escape to Canada gave the tour a powerful historical context and a greater sense of understanding as to their desperation and arduous journey.
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Jessica C wrote a review Jul. 2021
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Absolutely a captivating tour. Great information for any audience. The overall message was presented in an engaging and accessible way that truly just left us speechless and yearning for another hour of time. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a unique way to experience Niagara Falls’ history and have a culturally immersive experience learning about the underground railroad.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Tbowie3 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Baltimore, Maryland68 contributions51 helpful votes
The tour with Kevin was awesome! His energy and passion for history was appreciated! The gems of knowledge with explanations were awesome. I also appreciate the stop at the museum! The tour is worth the money-the hotel pick-up, factual information and professionalism. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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